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Will my vitamin D levels effect my IVF outcome?

Vit-DVitamin D Deficiency is a hot topic in medicine today no doubt.  Overall women undergoing IVF should eat a well-balanced diet, reduce caffeine intake, stop smoking, and take a prenatal vitamin which covers the important bases for patients.

As far as Vitamin D, it’s processed in the skin as a result of sun exposure. There appears to be more Vitamin D deficiency today with people spending more time out of the sun – and perhaps more time in front of their smartphones and computer screens. It’s still unclear how vitamin D deficiency may affect IVF outcomes and there are conflicting studies regarding its impact on success.  In a recent study, our own center (Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey) failed to find an impact of vitamin D deficiency when transferring chromosomally normal embryos (J.M. Franasiak et al, 2014).

 

TAM-sm-Blog Post by Dr. Thomas Molinaro, MD, MSCE, FACOG
Physician Partner, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Eatontown, NJ

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Dr. Thomas Molinaro, MD, MSCE, FACOG

Physician Partner, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Eatontown, NJ

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