Information and Resources from BabyMed about potential pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery.
A friend of mine has had diabetes since she was four years old. While
the condition is totally manageable with the help of modern technology
and food science, it is still a major inconvenience in her life.
Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes.
The winner of this year’s US News top overall diet is the dietitian-approved DASH -Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - eating plan. The DASH diet, which has snagged first place for a second year in a row, was praised by a panel of health experts.
The correlation between maternal diet, weight and health and the future health of the fetus has been a hot topic in pregnancy research for more than a decade. According to the study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a poor pregnancy diet is not healthy for baby.
No matter how long you’ve been trying to conceive a child, you can make some simple life changes to ensure everything your doctor is doing is being received by a healthy body.
Erectile dysfunction is one of those problems that can simply make you
feel like less of a man. In our culture, we place so much emphasis on
the male sexual ego that it can literally be devastating to some men.
While spending time with my friend and her three-month old recently, we were both remarking on how he perfectly exuded that “baby smell.” It’s hard to define, and people that have never spent time with an infant could never imagine it.
There are many reasons why people choose to bank or not to bank their baby’s cord blood and it is a personal decision; for my family we thought banking our sons’ cord blood could potentially decrease our sons’ chances of getting type 1 diabetes.
Part of my journey through three pregnancies complicated with type 1 diabetes was mourning the loss of a natural birth.
By the second trimester, I experienced fewer blood sugar lows than what I experienced during the first trimester. This is a nice break from all the lows that can be pretty frightening.
After three pregnancies with type 1 diabetes I have found a great selection of low carbohydrate snack choices that have 20 grams or less of carbohydrate per serving, are low in calories, and are with 140 mg or less of sodium.
Throughout my life, I've felt tired, irritated, and cranky when I missed a day of exercise. I know many people find exercising to be an energy-depleting task but for me exercise put me in an energy enhanced mood!
Although blood sugar control is an extremely important part of having a
healthy pregnancy, I discovered that having an effective support system
was as important to me during all three of my pregnancies as managing my blood sugar fluctuations.
I was concerned with my blood sugar during each pregnancy. In fact, blood sugar management in pregnancies complicated with diabetes is a full-time job.
Many women have only a few and others have many symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS.
In my last post I mentioned the surges and dips of riding
the blood sugar rollercoaster commonly found in pregnant women with type
1 diabetes. In this post I’ll share more about my experiences with the
highs and lows that occur early on in pregnancy.
We all know that life can change in the blink of an eye and that is what happened to me in March of 2004. The saying "You don't know what you've got till it's gone," comes to mind as I remember my fertility doctor giving me news that would forever change my life.
One of the major reasons that you receive prenatal care and deliver in a hospital is that you want to identify certain complications in pregnancy early on and prevent them from happening.
All about Metformin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe?
Exposure to other antipsychotics was associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes (adjusted OR, 1.77 [95% CI, 1.04-3.03]).
The Hjelt Institute in Finland recently completed and published a
cohort study of 2,307 women and 2,819 men with type 1 diabetes. The
purpose of the study was to determine the fertility outcome of patients
living with child-onset diabetes.
Hemoglobin A1c, also known as glycated hemoglobin, is a test used to determine how well treatment for diabetes is working over a minimum of a six-week period. The test gives a result that shows an average blood glucose level for the previous six to 12 weeks.
In the past, women with diabetes were discouraged from becoming pregnant at all. There are many risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy that could negatively affect both the mother and her baby.
All about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?
Patients who’ve given birth to an infant with macrosomia may think the
medical concerns are over once discharged from the hospital, but that’s
not the case. Immediately after birth, the infant and mother are
screened for diabetes.
While we know
there is a connection between maternal obesity and fetal/child health and we know there are health risks
associated with being obese during pregnancy, this study proves there
are even more dimensions to the problem.
Recently, researchers from Cornell University revealed another important
piece of the pregnancy nutrition / fetal health puzzle. According to
their research, choline consumption during pregnancy is directed
related to the long-term health of the child.
Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational.
When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for
gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to
new research published in PLoS One.