At 19 and 34 weeks maternal anthropometry is assessed and blood samples taken to measure 25(OH)-vitamin D, PTH and biochemistry.
At delivery venous umbilical cord blood is collected, together with umbilical cord and placental tissue.
As I drive through my neighborhood in December, I am confronted with giants dancing on my neighbors’ lawns.
Beside the short informations given in these Chronicles there are several detailed reports of the great adventure the Barian merchants and sailors lived in 1087. Bß IV, XIV century, and (O) Ottoboniano-Vaticanus 393, XIII/XIV century. Nicholas is also by far the best in English language. (1 ) When Alexius was Emperor, and the foreign and infidel hordes that had migrated through the Roman Empire were being pacified' and the bold Normans who had voyaged thither had been beaten and despersed,  certain citizens of the city of Bari, moved by a divine inspiration, purposed to sail in their merchant ships to Antioch, a city situated in Coele, in Syria.
In this study we aim to test whether offspring of mothers supplemented with vitamin D in pregnancy have higher bone mass at birth than those whose mothers were not supplemented.
Women have their vitamin D status assessed after ultrasound scanning in the twelfth week of pregnancy at 3 trial centres (Southampton, Sheffield, Oxford).
I sincerely doubt that it would convey the message of the Creator entering His Creation to redeem it from the Curse of sin.
The manger scenes might raise a question, and the lit Cross in my yard with the message “A Savior Is Born” would hopefully draw the visitor’s attention.