Type 2 diabetes, formerly referred to as “adult-onset” diabetes, was once associated with the middle-aged and elderly population. But over the years, it has expanded its boundaries, reaching teens and even young children. Today, it is estimated to cost healthcare systems more than $600 billion, worldwide.
There are many reasons that a mom may need to have a cesarean birth, but not all C-sections are necessary. In fact, many women elect to have them, or are told by their physician that they cannot have a vaginal birth after having a C-section.
Chia seeds have been considered a dietary supplement by Native Americans for centuries, but it’s only been recently that they’ve become more mainstream. And for very good reason! Learn more about them, and how consuming them can benefit both you and your baby.
Estimated to affect approximately 5%-8% of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia can cause serious health complications, including seizures, kidney failure, heart failure, and hemorrhaging. It is most common in older mothers, women suffering from obesity or diabetes, as well as women carrying triplets or twins.
Nutrition is probably one of the most important parts of pregnancy – not just because you’re taking care of your own body, but because everything you do affects your baby. This is why it’s so important for women to include a wide variety of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in their daily diets. But there are some foods you should eat regularly during pregnancy; grapefruit is one of them.
Pregnant women with pre-existing cases of diabetes have an increased risk of fetal mortality than those who are pregnant without the disease, a new study has revealed.
Children with Type 1 Diabetes are more prone to health problems such as heart and kidney diseases. A new study suggests that a simple urine test can now help identify those kids who are at a higher risk of these illnesses to provide them with earlier treatments.
Countless studies have highlighted the drawbacks to weight problems prior to and during pregnancy, but few have truly put a dollar sign on how much these issues cost. A recent study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology did just that in their analysis of nearly 110,000 women in Scotland between 2003 and 2010.
When we think of bacteria, we often think of germs that we want to avoid, but not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some are essential for good health; such is the case of bacteria found in the gut and intestines. A new study has found that, for babies, gut bacteria (microbiota) diversity is determined by the choices that mom makes. And it all starts at birth.
Women at risk of gestational diabetes can now find relief from a nutritional supplement called myo-inositol according to a new small study. The supplement has been previously known to restore fertility in the cases of polycystic ovary syndrome.