Are you ready for some BIG news?!
Our first paper on Protect our Children
at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is now published.
This is it
. Findings from previous randomized controlled trials have been moved into practice, and the results of that larger scale "field trial" support the RCT findings.
- 60% lower risk of preterm birth in MUSC's Protect our Children NOW! field trial. Over one thousand women were tested and given vitamin D throughout their pregnancies. The results were 60% lower risk of preterm birth for women with vitamin D levels of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) or higher as compared to those with levels less than 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/L).
Here is a list of the previous randomized controlled trials and their papers:
The message is clear--let's move quickly to save the health of the next generation. We can help prevent preterm births now, we don't need more research to get started with the testing and supplementation of pregnant women.
Folic acid is currently considered a must for pregnant women as it has been shown to reduce neural tube defects up to 70%. It still took 30 years to become standard practice.
We can't wait 30 years to get vitamin D to all pregnant women!
Our plan is to continue to shout this off the rooftops, but we can use your help. The dominoes are falling. The next step is to get 10-15 hospitals around the world to start their Protect our Children
field trials. Each of these hospitals will have 2,000-3,000 deliveries a year. That means we can prevent 1,500 - 2,000 preterm births; prevent up to 2,500 women from getting post-partum depression; up to 2,200 women from getting gestational diabetes; and more. Read our
disease incidence prevention chart for pregnancy
for more information.
You can help by donating to our
We Can't WAIT project fund.
Hospitals are ready to go. Funding will allow us to help hospitals implement Protect our Children
in a short 2 year period. We are also inviting commercial sponsors. All donations will help us establish one of the first major moves towards a
culture of health
vs. treating disease. Please
with any questions.