Archives for July 2014

Exercise During Pregnancy

excerising during pregnancy Getting plenty of exercise is important to keep your body strong and healthy. This is true for daily life, and it is also true during pregnancy as well. Many women feel that they should not exercise while they are pregnant, or that exercise is unsafe during pregnancy, but this is not true.

Pregnancy means that you might need to modify your usual exercise routine, but you are certainly still able to exercise. In fact, it is recommended. Just like everyone else, pregnant women are recommended to get about 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. The only thing that changes is the intensity and types of exercises that are recommended.
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Gestational Diabetes: Fear is Not the Answer

Gestational Diabetes: Fear is Not the Answer

worry about gestational diabetesGestational diabetes, which is a marked increase in blood glucose levels during pregnancy, is an understandably scary situation. A lot of women tend to panic when even thinking about the possibility of gestational diabetes. Although it is understandable that you might worry about gestational diabetes, and any steps in the process of being diagnosed, fear is truly not the answer.

Testing

The testing process for gestational diabetes is rather simple, although a lot of women dread the oral glucose tolerance test. [Read more…]

Why Me? Emotional Challenges with Gestational Diabetes

emotional challenges with gestational diabetesLearning that you have gestational diabetes can feel tragic for some women. The emotional challenges with gestational diabetes, the added stress, and fear, along with already heightened emotions, can feel overwhelming.

Many women, after being diagnosed, feel very scared for their own health as well as the health of their unborn children. They get wrapped up in their own research and then panic over horror stories found on the Internet or just feel hopeless.

Probably one of the most common, and understandable, feelings after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, is the injustice of it all. Why me? What did I do wrong? These are common questions, and it is understandable that you might feel responsible. It is even more understandable to be very scared and worried about the future and your pregnancy. [Read more…]