What is the relationship between Vitamin D and reproduction?

21 April, 2021

Escrito por el equipo médico fivmadrid

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Vitamin D, or calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for bone metabolism and which also participates in the immune and endocrine system.


Likewise, recent studies have found Vitamin D receptors in the placenta, ovary, and uterus. From what we can tell, it is directly related to the female reproductive system.


Numerous investigations have linked the effect of the vitamin with the quality of the endometrium and ovarian tissue. In most of the treatments carried out in our FIVMadrid Clinic, we recommend taking Vitamin D since it is beneficial for a proper implantation of the embryo in the mother’s uterus.


The Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) has added in its latest protocol that pre-eclampsia present in pregnant women is five times more noticeable in women with low levels of this vitamin. This new symptom of Vitamin D deficiency adds to those already known as an increased risk of Gestational Diabetes due to Hypervitaminosis D and bone malformations in newborns.


If I am pregnant, how and in what dose should I take Vitamin D?


We can find two sources of vitamin D: in sunlight and the foods we eat, such as milk, eggs, meat and salmon.


As for taking it during pregnancy, you should ask your GP to specify the amount your body needs. Each case is different. Now, if you have any questions or want to know your reproductive age, call FIVMadrid (+34 915 61 66 16) and we will be happy to assist you.


Remember! A healthy and balanced diet always benefits fertility and pregnancy, as well as your general health.


We can find two sources of vitamin: in sunlight and the foods we eat, such as milk, eggs, meat and salmon.

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