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You Need 'D' to Avoid a 'C'

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    Vitamin D may help prevent the need for a Caesarian section.

    Pregnant women are four times more likely to require a C-section if they have a deficiency in vitamin D. 

    A study at Boston University links vitamin D deficiency to muscle weakness and high blood pressure.  Study author Dr. Michael Holick says both those problems may increase the risk of having a Caesarian section.

    He suggests that pregnant women begin talking a vitamin D supplement.  "There is no downside to doing this," he says.