Saturday, August 7, 2010

Taking Vitamins during pregnancy DOES NOT make your unborn baby large

Vitamins and supplements are essential for the pregnant mother. The World Health Organization recommends routine iron supplementation in pregnant mothers. Vitamins belong to a DIFFERENT CLASS of food altogether. There are carbohydrates, fat, protein, fibre, water and there are vitamins. Vitamins do not have CALORIES!

So, the common notion that 'taking vitamins during pregnancy makes my baby large' is illogical and not supported by evidence.

You may get a large baby if its in your genes, you develop diabetes in pregnancy, develop excessive weight gain due to excessive carbohydrate intake or the baby itself is abnormal. Your baby also tends to be larger due to sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy, higher social class and increasing parity (i.e. 2nd babies are larger than 1st ones, 3rd babies larger than the 2nd and so on).

2 comments:

thilakawathy said...

hai dr.saravanen..i ada pco..saya pernah buat rawatan kesuburan di klinik doktor.dan pernah buat iui skali..xpi xjadi..lepas tu saya xdpt dtng jumpe dr.dlm hati saya fikir nak buat iui skali lagi kat dr.xpi saya x berani nak ambil risiko,i takut kali ni kalau x jadi.mesti i xdpt hadapi kekecewaan itu.i tahu walaupun dr.tolöng i sedaya upaya.xpi tuhan tidak restui saya.i betul2 tertekan.orang disekeliling i smua dah ada baby.i malu dgn diri sendiri..apa saya nak buat..????saya pun x tahu.

Dr Saravanen Velu said...

Thilaka ... saya tidak suka membincangkan perihal pesakit saya di 'public domain'. Komen anda dan saya boleh dibaca oleh sesiapa sahaja dan ini tidak bagus untuk privasi anda.

Anda boleh datang berbincang tentang rawatan lanjut dengan saya atau mana-mana doktor pakar wanita yang anda mahu. Dapatkan bantuan. Jangan putus asa.

Pasangan yang subur pun tak tentu dapat mengandung dalam cubaan pertama...