Too much protein intake can lead to miscarriage – Gynecologist 


An Obstetric Gynecologist, Dr Abdulraheem Muslimu, on Friday revealed that excessive protein intake during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage.

Dr Abdulraheem told Newsmen in Bauchi that too much protein increases toxic ammonia production in pregnant woman’s body.

He said “protein plays vital role in embryonic development, but its excessive intake can also lead to birth deformities.

“Ammonia toxicity decreases embryonic and fetal survival, growth and development.”

Dr Abdulraheem Muslimu, who is with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi (ATBUTH) said research had shown that the Recommended Daily Alliance (RDA) for protein intake during pregnancy is between 60 and 70 grams.

He further, advised pregnant women to always seek for dietary plans from nutritionists and
regularly attend ante-natal clinics for early detection of any complications.

The gynecologist emphasized the need for spousal support during and after pregnancy in terms of accessing quality care to reduce the burden of maternal and child complications.


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