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Originally Posted by aran
My initial reaction when I was on the operating table was that I had caused the problem by eating too many calcium-based antacid tablets during my pregnancy (I seriously ate A LOT). That's probably silly, but I just don't know. (Please, no flames... I was totally uninformed until ds came along and indicated his preference for an AP lifestyle )
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
Originally Posted by aran
OK, I am back...
I think this abstract (I am too cheap to order the article) suggests that too much calcium in the diet can cause calcification of the placenta. I think. Not totally sure. Because it seems to say that calcium deposits in the placenta look chemically like the way calcium solids do when they form in a super-saturated solution. (I bolded the most relevant parts)
Placental Calcification: A Metastatic Process?
Placenta. 2001 Jul;22(6):591-6.
S. H. Poggia, f1, K. I. Bostromb, L. L. Demerb, H. C. Skinnerc and B. J. Koosa
I am not getting anything from this abstract that leads me to believe that too much dietary calcium will = placental calcification.
what I do think that they liken it to is less than how bones are laid down and more like a metastatic process that occurs in supersaturation
Originally Posted by liawbh
Just a quick note on the heartburn:
antacids can actually have an exacerbating effect, almost addictive. When the stomach fluid gets too alkaline it interferes with the function of the sphincters that are supposed to keep stuff from coming back up. So, while it sounds backwards, you actually may need to increase the acidity of the stomach. Drinking a little apple cider vinegar daily can really help. It's not an immediate effect, but will help over time.
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