Incidence of Vitamin D Levels in Cord Blood of Newborns and Correlation with Maternal Vitamin D: Our Experience

Authors

  • Preeti Lamba
  • Dayachand
  • Yogesh Kumar Goel
  • Linika Valecha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14128

Keywords:

Vitamin D deficiency. Cordblood. Newborns. Pregnancy

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is common in northern India but there are limited data in pregnant women and
neonates. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin D levels in cord blood of newborns and
the association with maternal vitamin D. A total of 50 pregnant women and their neonates were included.
Clinical data and venous maternal blood for calcium,phosphate, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, magnesium,
intact parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D were obtained on the day of labor. Cord blood was collected
following delivery to evaluate vitamin D status of newborns. Mean serum maternal and cord blood 25OHD
levels were 25.42 ± 8.07 and 14.85 ± 5.13 ng/mL. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (25OHD < 12 ng/
mL) and insufficiency (25OHD 12–20ng/mL) in cord blood of newborns were 20.2 and 69.1%,respectively.
There was a significant correlation between maternal and cord blood vitamin D levels (P< 0.001). The
factors associated with cord blood vitamin D deficiency were low maternal 25OHD level and no vitamin D
supplement during pregnancy.
Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the neonates. Adequate prenatal
vitamin D supplementation should be implemented as routine antenatal care.

Author Biographies

Preeti Lamba

Post Graduate 3rd Year, Department of Paediatrics Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences Hapur (U.P.),

Dayachand

Professor, Department of Paediatrics Ncr Institute of Medical Sciences, Meerut

Yogesh Kumar Goel

Professor, Department of
Paediatrics Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences Hapur (U.P.)

Linika Valecha

Post Graduate 3rd Year, Department of
Medicine Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences Hapur (U.P.)

Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

Preeti Lamba, Dayachand, Yogesh Kumar Goel, & Linika Valecha. (2021). Incidence of Vitamin D Levels in Cord Blood of Newborns and Correlation with Maternal Vitamin D: Our Experience. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(2), 271-274. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14128