A New Study Dashes Hopes That Taking Vitamin C And Vitamin E During Pregnancy Will Reduce An Expectant Mom's Chance Of Developing Preeclampsia.
A new study dashes hopes that taking Vitamin C and Vitamin E during pregnancy will reduce an expectant mom's chance of developing preeclampsia.
A new study dashes hopes that taking Vitamin C and Vitamin E during pregnancy will reduce an expectant mom's chance of developing preeclampsia. Reuters reports that researchers reviewed the records of 20,00 women, obtained in nine studies, and found that "women taking 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E - much higher doses than in most prenatal multivitamins - were no less likely to develop the potentially deadly pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia." Even worse, they discovered that when women were given higher doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, their risk of other pregnancy-related complications actually increased. Last year, the results of a study that spanned 4.5 years showed that women who took higher doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E had a 10% greater chance of developing preeclampsia than women who took placebos. According to the Preeclampsia Foundation, preeclampsia is “a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby.” The only cure is delivery. Before you take anything during pregnancy, please remember to discuss it with your doctor. He or she may have knowledge that you're not aware of or know of studies such as this. Read more about preeclampsia A diet supplement may help prevent preeclampsia Lack of sleep while pregnant leads to high blood pressure How is preeclampsia treated? Does hypertension or preeclampsia cause long-term heart and blood vessel problems?