A new study on this form of diabetes, which is developed during pregnancy, puts forth the idea that simply watching what pregnant women eat and how much they exercise is sufficient prevention. However, it's important to note that doing one without the other is problematic.
The benefits of breastfeeding for a mom include quicker recovery from delivery and, according to a new study, less risk of developing diabetes. Also, both white and black women seemed to benefit, and the longer the duration of lactation the stronger the link.
It's not just the overly large infants of diabetic or obese moms who will have a propensity to be obese. A new study suggests that even babies born at normal weights could be at risk of being overweight or obese by age 10 if their moms gained too much weight, or had higher than normal blood glucose during pregnancy.
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Obesity not only decreases the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant, but obese women are also at increased risk of complications (such as gestational diabetes and elevated blood pressure with its more-worrisome pre-eclampsia)
Obesity (defined as a BMI of 30 or more), especially extreme obesity, is known to decrease the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant. In addition, when obese women do become pregnant, they are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, and have an increased risk of large babies, early delivery, and stillbirths, and their infants are at increased risk of congenital malformations.
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A new study by Dr. Ivan Ngai and colleagues from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City suggests that women who are diagnosed with
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), gestational diabetes (GDM) is diagnosed in pregnant women who have not had diabetes, but who have high blood sugar during pregnancy.