Can Gestational Diabetes Limit Milk Supply During Lactation?

The subject of each study was limited milk production in lactating women with insulin-related medical disorders. ... read more »

Antenatal Education and Childhood Obesity Intervention

Researchers in Finland recently published a study in the journal BMC Pediatrics suggesting antenatal interventions can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and thus potentially reduce obesity risk in certain pregnant patients. ... read more »

Postpartum Care is Crucial for Women with Gestational Diabetes

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. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain and Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of excessive pregnancy weight gain, increased fetal weight and difficulty losing weight after delivery. ... read more »

Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Pregnancy Outcomes

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. ... read more »

Healthy Lifestyle Essential After Gestational Diabetes

Although GDM usually resolves itself shortly after childbirth, it has a lingering effect: Women who have GDM are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes the rest of their lives. ... read more »

Experts Clarify Details Regarding PCOS Diagnosis

Scientists have now issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There had been much debate in the medical community over various aspects of the condition. ... read more »

Child Abuse and Autism Risk

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports a connection between child abuse and future risk of having children with autism. ... read more »

Privately Insured Americans: Diabetes Rise

Approximately 8.8 percent of insured Americans had diabetes or had a doctor tell them they were at risk for the disease in 2012 according to a new report by HCCI, the Health Care Cost Institute. This rate is up from 8.3 percent the previous year. ... read more »

Depression During Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk

A recent British study revealed a strong link between depression and inactivity during pregnancy and the tendency to gain excess pregnancy pounds and develop gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Links to Iron Deficiency in Newborns

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). ... read more »

Link Between Red Meat and Gestational Diabetes

Women who eat a lot of red meat stand a greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, a condition marked by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, according to new studies cited by a commentary in the journal Evidence-Based Nursing. ... read more »

Preventing Gestational Diabetes From Becoming Type 2

Women diagnosed with GDM are at great risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the years after pregnancy. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes: Precursor for Type 2 Diabetes?

My friend had gestational diabetes, but I’ve never really thought about what she had to go through. Gestational diabetes is caused by a hormonal change that happens to every woman during pregnancy. ... read more »

Triglycerides and Waist Measurements May Predict Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found a connection between large waistlines and triglyceride levels and gestational diabetes, according to an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. ... read more »

What Is a Glucose Challenge Test?

Before and during pregnancy there is usually a two-step approach to diagnosing diabetes: Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). ... read more »

New Therapy for Diabetes Related Birth Defects

While she was pregnant, my friend developed gestational diabetes. She caught it early though, and through proper diet and monitoring, she was able to deliver a healthy baby.  ... read more »

Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function

Preeclampsia can develop by itself, but it can also develop from other fairly common pregnancy complications. It can also cause other types of medical complications as well, like a reduced thyroid function. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications with Multiple Births

Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a singleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies. ... read more »

How Diabetes Could Affect Your Fertility

Diabetes doesn’t normally run in my family, but it’s been known to hit a few people. My great aunt developed it later in life and my 2nd cousin developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant. ... read more »

Adiponectin May Affect Risk of Gestational Diabetes

The protein hormone adiponectin may be partially responsible for increased risk of gestational diabetes in overweight and obese pregnant women. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

According to a study published n the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, women with gestational diabetes could have up to a 75% chance of developing obstructive sleep apnea. ... read more »

Don’t Gain Weight Between Pregnancies

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. ... read more »

Make Things Easier on Yourself and Your Baby by Losing Weight

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. ... read more »

Having Twins? Beware of GDM

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 condition. ... read more »

Will High Blood Sugar Affect Your Baby’s Weight?

If you are a pregnant woman with hyperglycemia, you might be confused about the effects it will have on your baby. ... read more »

Can a Test Predict Gestational Diabetes?

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. ... read more »

Diabetes Testing During Prenatal Visits

When she was pregnant with my friend, our neighbor developed gestational diabetes. Diabetes isn’t that common in her family and the only other person who ever developed it was her grandpa during the later years of his life. ... read more »

How Your Weight Might affect Your Baby’s Apgar Score

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. ... read more »

Go Easy on the Fruit Juice

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 you’re drinking. ... read more »

How to Prevent Having High Birth Weight Infants

It might seem very simple, but the key to having normal birth weight infants is exercise. You’re shocked, I know, but exercising during your second and third trimester can reduce the likelihood of having overweight babies by 50%. ... read more »

What Causes Gestational Diabetes?

My friend had gestational diabetes, but I’ve never really thought about what she had to go through. Gestational diabetes is caused by a hormonal change that happen to every woman during pregnancy. Increased levels of certain hormones made in the placenta. ... read more »

Working Out Will Help You, but Not Your Baby’s Birth Weight

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. ... read more »