Vacation with Gestational Diabetes

Vacation with Gestational Diabetes

vacation with gestational diabetesAny extra activity can be a little extra difficult when you’re pregnant. You might be feeling more tired and uncomfortable than usual, not to mention off balance, as your body grows to accommodate your bundle of joy. Vacationing might seem like an impossible or at least a very tiring venture, especially in the later months of your pregnancy.
Taking a vacation with gestational diabetes may seem even more of a prospective pain. After all, you have likely gotten used to a certain routine that helps you stick to your gestational diabetes diet and you might be worried about what you could eat while on vacation.

All in all, taking a vacation could be excellent for you and your family. You need some time to yourself before your new baby is here, some time to have fun and live a bit more freely than you will be in a few short months. A vacation is the perfect opportunity to have some fun, and maybe even relax a bit in a way you can’t at home, when you are faced with the ever mounting tasks of getting ready for baby. [Read more…]

Tips for Dining Out with Gestational Diabetes

Tips for Dining Out with Gestational Diabetes

dining out with gestational diabetesDining out with gestational diabetes can sometimes loses its charm. The huge portions, rich sauces, and decadent desserts sometimes feel like they are just taunting you. However, whether it is a special night out, a gathering with friends, or one of those days where you’re just too tired to cook, everyone dines out once in a while.

Dining out can still be a fun experience, even with gestational diabetes. Your dietary restrictions are not so strict that they omit all of the best foods, and the healthier options honestly almost always taste better. Even so, dining out with gestational diabetes might seem like an overwhelming temptation, considering that you are eating not just for your own heath, but for baby’s health too. [Read more…]

Low Carbohydrate Substitutions for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

Low Carbohydrate Substitutions for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

For moms with gestational diabetes, it can be hard to maintain a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. Especially when you have other small children, there are always some sort of crackers, cookies, and macaroni within reach, and it can be tough not to succumb to those cravings.

Unless directed otherwise by your personal physician, most gestational diabetic diets recommend 12 carbohydrate choices per day. This might seem like a lot, but when you think about how much cereal, rice, bread, crackers, pasta, and other carbohydrates that your diet is likely filled with, you might think otherwise. To make up for it, you can choose to make substitutions for some of your carbohydrate choices. [Read more…]