Vitamin C May Prevent Pre-Term Labor
Doctors recently learned that moms who go into labor before 37 weeks often have lower levels of vitamin C than average. Vitamin C is an important component of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby and doctors suspect a lack of vitamin C may trigger early labor.
Most vitamin C comes from fruit and vegetables. Here’s some foods that are rich in vitamin C.
- Many fruits, especially blackcurrants, oranges, guava, kiwi fruit, melon, lemon, mango, papaya, grapefruit and strawberries.
- Lots of vegetables, like broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, red bell peppers, potatoes and cabbage.
- Fruit juices are rich in vitamin C or are fortified with vitamin C, breakfast cereals
usually have vitamin C added, but check the label.
And of course, pre-natal vitamins. Another reason to take those pre-natal vitamins especially if you don’t eat many veggies.
Source – International Medical News Group