Tag: "Gestational Diabetes"


What is Gestational Diabetes?

Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin. The result is too much glucose in the blood, which can negatively affect both mother and baby. However, unlike other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes only occurs during pregnancy. Learn more about this condition, including its symptoms, risks, and treatment, with help from the following information.


Study Finds Gestational Diabetes May Increase Your Risk of Postpartum Depression

Statistics suggest that around 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. Characterized by long-lasting symptoms (generally longer than a couple of weeks), those suffering from the condition may experience symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, and trouble bonding with baby. It affects women of all ages, income levels, and ethnicities. There are some commonalities, however. For example, women depression are more likely to experience PPD. Now a new study suggests that gestational diabetes may also be an independent risk factor.


Post Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes Screenings Too Infrequent, Study Finds

Dr. Emma Morton-Eggleston of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute in Boston is the lead author on a new study that says three-quarters of women who develop diabetes during their pregnancy are not screened again in the year following giving birth.


10 Benefits of Eating Avocado during Pregnancy

Avocados taste great on everything from chips to salad, but there’s more than just taste to these little green fruits. Packed full of healthy fats, avocados have been shown to have a powerful impact on health—an impact that translates into lots of good stuff for your baby!


Benefits of Chia Seeds during Pregnancy, Plus Recipes!

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.


New Device Set to Hit Markets in 2015 Helps Moms Track Contractions

First time pregnancies are . . . challenging in many aspects. You’re unsure of what your body is doing. Sometimes, when you’re having Braxton Hicks contractions, or even just ligament stretching, you worry that maybe you’re going into early labor.


15 Reasons to Eat Grapefruit Daily while Pregnant!

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.


Gestational Diabetes May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study has found that women who develop gestational diabetes while they are pregnant have a higher risk of developing heart disease later on in their life. According to Medical News Today, researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California have published the results of their twenty year study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


California Baby Sets A Record After Being Born Weighing Over 16lbs!

Last month when baby Andrew Jacob arrived weighing 15lbs 2ozs, it was believed that he was not only the biggest baby born in California, but in the United States in 2013. That was until San Francisco parents, Sosefina Tagalu and Pavasio Otuhiva came forward to say that their baby Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva, was born in August weighing much, much more!


Toronto Baby Born Weighing 14lbs 4ozs!

When Christina Totera developed gestational diabetes during her pregnancy, she expected her baby to be big. But no one predicted baby Aubree to arrive weighing more than 14 pounds!


California Mom Welcomes 15lb 2oz Baby!

Andrew Jacob broke records over the weekend when he arrived weighing a robust 15lbs 2ozs! Measuring 24 inches long, the newborn is twice the size of the average newborn and almost 9 ounces bigger than Isaiah Lawrence Johnson, who was the biggest baby born in the United States in 2013 when he arrived just before Christmas.