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Pregnancy and Nutrition

Regular Multivitamin Use Around The Time of Conception Significantly Reduces Preeclampsia Risk

Jul 26 2006 - 5:51pm

Women who are considering becoming pregnant may significantly reduce their risk of preeclampsia by taking a multivitamin supplement regularly three months before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Calcium may prevent gestational hypertension during pregnancy

Feb 20 2005 - 9:38am

Calcium may prevent gestational hypertension during pregnancy. Blood pressure increases, including gestational hypertension (GH) and pre eclampsia (PE), can result in adverse pregnancy outcomes and heighten risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Calcium in the diet may influence a woman's risk of developing these pregnancy related complications.

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