An estimated 50% of the world population is likely to be vitamin D deficient. Summer months are a good time to turn that around. But when seasons change, it is a good time to consider what this means for you continuing a Vitamin D supplementation regimen.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 12-20% of new moms - about 1 million women in the US each year - develop postpartum depression (PPD). However the real number is even higher. This data reflects only those reporting symptoms of postpartum depression after live births. While many women don't report their experiences, many others develop perinatal mental illnesses outside of PPD, and all women are susceptible to these illnesses regardless of whether they have a live birth, miscarriage, still birth or termination. Together, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the number one complication of childbirth.
In the emergency room, the doctor said I broke a bone in my foot, and asked whether I’d been taking calcium and vitamin D. I hadn’t.