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The practising midwife

Dietary intake of vitamin D is not enough.


PMID 23909197

Abstract

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (Bates et al 2011) show adult females have low levels of vitamin D. Many women in midwives' care may be vitamin D deficient. The aim of this article is to update midwives' knowledge of vitamin D in line with their statutory role as a midwife, so they can recognise deficiency and make women aware of the consequences for themselves and their baby.