gestational diabetes

The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy
The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia, 12-14% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. Despite its prevalence, most people aren’t aware the risks don’t end when the pregnancy does. Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is higher than normal. ... Read More »

Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16% of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of ... Read More »

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using ... Read More »

Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy
Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Globally – half of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and women generally are gaining excess weight in pregnancy. This excess weight gain is putting women at greater risk of complications including having a preterm birth, caesarean ... Read More »

What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy
What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for. Trimester 1: 6-8 weeks’ pregnancy On the first ... Read More »

Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain
Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women pregnant with baby number two, or more, are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers, new research from Deakin University has found. Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social ... Read More »

Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes
Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world first study has found that women with diabetes in a low-risk pregnancy can safely express breast milk in late pregnancy, with the study dispelling concerns that the practice could cause harm to babies. The landmark research, published in ... Read More »

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

Even ‘healthy’ weight gain raises pregnancy diabetes risk
Even ‘healthy’ weight gain raises pregnancy diabetes risk (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes, even if their weight remains within the healthy body mass index (BMI) range. University of Queensland School of Public Health researcher Akilew Adane said ... Read More »

Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes
Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study. UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and ... Read More »

 
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