The After Effects of Gestational Diabetes

The After Effects of Gestational Diabetes

after gestational diabetesIf there is one thing a pregnant woman knows how to do well, it is worry. Women going through their pregnancies with the added stress of gestational diabetes can sometimes feel this even more so. There are so many questions, worries, and added concerns to think about. One common question about gestational diabetes is how or if it will affect you and your child after the baby is born.

Understanding Gestational Diabetes

The first thing to consider when answering this question is to understand what gestational diabetes is. Gestational diabetes is, in its simplest form, high blood sugar during pregnancy. Basically, hormones in your body cause the pancreas to produce extra insulin, but the insulin produced does not help to lower your glucose levels as it is supposed to do. [Read more…]

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational DiabetesJust about all of the rules and recommendations for every healthy pregnancy are true for gestational diabetes pregnancies. In most cases, the recommendations are just more stressed as the factors can have more of an impact on a woman with gestational diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, for example, is an important factor in just about every pregnancy, but it is especially important for women with gestational diabetes.

Concerned About How Much Weight To Gain?

Lots of women everywhere are concerned about gaining weight during pregnancy. Some women are quite afraid of gaining weight, feel concerned about losing the weight after childbirth, and some relish the idea and are open to weight gain for the sake of their pregnancies. How much weight you should gain really depends on your body, your pre-pregnancy weight, and your doctor’s recommendations. Some women are actually recommended to not gain much weight at all, others are expected to gain up to 35lbs. Everyone is different. You should always look to your doctor to find out the specifics about how much weight you should gain, and any changes you plan to make to your diet and lifestyle. [Read more…]