From the article:
They pointed out that animal studies in which vitamin C has shown potentially disease-preventing antioxidant activity have used very high doses of the vitamin -- what in humans would amount to as much as 20 grams per day. The human body cannot absorb such levels of vitamin C taken orally.
Moreover, the current findings are in line with a number of clinical trials that have failed to show a benefit of vitamins C and E in lowering the risk of preeclampsia.
"There are now eight major international studies that have been completed and published over the past ten years," Manyonda and Talaulikar noted, "and none have shown a benefit for vitamins C and E in the prevention or amelioration of preeclampsia."
Along with the lack of effect on preterm births, Hauth's team also found no benefits as far as a number of other pregnancy or newborn complications -- including miscarriage, stillbirth and low birthweight.
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Here is an article that addresses some common problems that occur in pregnancy like bleeding, cramping, etc. Although some of these things could mean that you're at risk for miscarriage, most of the time you're OK. Read more:
Facts About Miscarriage
When You're OK
From the article:
When cramping is a problem: If it continues or gets worse or if you start bleeding too, call your doctor immediately. If you begin to have labor-like breathing or a gush of fluid or blood, follow the instructions on "definite signs of miscarriage."
Inability to eat or keep food down. This is normal! Remember that the baby is the size of a grain of rice and not exactly demanding steak dinners. When the baby starts to need the extra 300 calories a day, you will be eating fine. Just do the best you can with your saltines and soda, and remember that the more severe your morning sickness, the better your hormones are functioning.
Few or no pregnancy symptoms. Not everyone spends each day throwing up or sleeping all the time. Many people have symptoms that are light or nonexistent. This does not mean you will miscarry. Each pregnancy is different, and usually pregnancies after the first will be easier on your body.
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