Researchers from Wenzhou Medical College in China recently published
a report on the status of neonatal iron deficiency in newborns born to
mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Researchers from the Department of Community Health at the
University of Calgary recently reviewed more than 30 studies to find a
connection between vitamin D levels and pregnancy/neonatal outcomes. The
review was published in the British Medical Journal.
Gestational diabetes is a medical condition that develops during
pregnancy. The condition typically resolves after birth, but women who
develop gestational diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
later if proper postpartum medical care is not provided.
A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports a connection
between child abuse and future risk of having children with autism. The
report is based on information collected from at least 50,000 women as
part of the Nurses Healthy Study 2.
Pregnant women with a family history of type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
You know how important hydration is during pregnancy. To keep your
growing baby in good health, you need to keep your own body healthy by
drinking plenty of fluids. Though, you need to be picky about what
A recent study in the journal Diabetes Care reports no positive
benefit from continuous monitoring of pregestational diabetes in
pregnant women. Women recruited for the study were diagnosed with either
type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy.
Meat is a great source of protein- an essential nutrient that every
woman must be sure to consume in adequate amounts during pregnancy.
But when it comes to red meat, there is no shortage of research
highlighting why this protein source is not optimal.
Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. During
pregnancy, the body becomes intolerant to glucose causing a temporary
condition similar to mild forms type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine at Keio
University in Tokyo recently published a study in the Journal of
Endocrinology regarding a possible cause or contributing factor in gestational diabetes.
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.
You may have heard that eating foods lower on the Glycemic Index (GI) is healthy, but what does glycemic index really mean? What foods are low and high on the glycemic index?
There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS.
Doctors are aware of many of the conditions and actions that could cause pregnancy complications. For example, gestational diabetes can cause macrosomia, and many mothers with the condition need a cesarean section.
The insulin activity in pregnant woman is reflected in the newborn, according to a study published in the September 20, 2012 issue of Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
I got diagnosed with gestation diabetes (GD for short) when I was about
half way through my pregnancy with my (now 21 month old) son.
I'd like to take a moment to congratulate Wilford Brimley, because I can't even think "diabetes" without pronouncing it "diabeetus" thanks to his commercials. But when I found out that I had gestational diabetes, I checked my blood sugar, and I checked it often.
The 1-hour glucose challenge test measures the effect of a glucose solution on blood glucose levels. Patients are brought into the lab where one blood sample is taken 1-hour after a glucose solution is consumed.
In some cases, the 2-hour glucose tolerance test may be used in place of the 1-hour glucose tolerance test for pregnant women. Women visit the lab after fasting the night before and give a sample of blood. Then, a 75 gram glucose solution is consumed orally.
The 3-hour glucose tolerance test GTT is used during pregnancy to rule out or diagnose gestational diabetes. Typically, the 1-hour glucose tolerance test is given first with the 3-hour glucose tolerance test reserved for women who fail the initial test.
Most women strive to lose all of their baby fat after their first pregnancy. Your body after you give birth will look quite different, but with diet and exercise, it will return to how it was before your pregnancy, for the most part.
All about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?
Many pregnant women are at risk for developing gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that comes on only
for the duration of pregnancy in women with no prior history of the
If you are a pregnant woman with hyperglycemia, you might be confused about the effects it will have on your baby.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that is
diagnosed first during pregnancy. While the symptoms for the mother are
not much different than regular diabetes, there are many proven
complications it can cause for the infant.
Having a baby with a healthy birth weight is ideal. Birth weight can
have an effect on many factors of lifelong health, including infant
mortality, development as a child and even adult health.
Gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that comes on or is first recognized during pregnancy in women that were not previously diagnosed.
Macrosomia is the term used to define an infant that measures more
than 8.8 pounds at birth. No matter how many ultrasounds measure high birth weight prior to birth, the
condition is only definitively determined after birth.
A large for gestational age infant is born weighing more than 90% of all
other infants born at the same gestational age. For instance, if an
infant is born at 37 weeks weighing in excess of 10 pounds, that infant
is termed large for gestational age.
Researchers and doctors have been looking into the possible protective
nature of DHA and other omega 3 fatty acids when taken late in
pregnancy. Recently, a study was completed by researchers out of Adelaide University in Australia.