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Posted by Shelly on November 07, 2003 at 17:45:09:

I learned something new and confirmed it with my doctor. Vitamin B6 and nausea in pregnancy. I also copied some information from the internet. Here it is:

Vitamin B6, up to 75mg per day, has been found to be beneficial in treating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (16,17). Considering that pyridoxine deficiency during pregnancy is not that unusual, this finding is particularly relevant (18,20). In fact, studies estimate that up to 50% of pregnant women may have a low pyridoxine status and, according to laboratory measurements, they needed 20mg vitamin B6 supplements per day to keep their pyridoxine levels in the normal range . Even more worrying aspects concerning these findings are that infants born to mothers with low vitamin B6 intake could be born with foetal abnormalities, suffer from seizures, or have low scores of general condition ratings (21,22).

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