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Can Gestational Diabetes Affect The Placenta
Yes: Gestational diabetes is actually caused by the placenta. A hormone called hpl (human placental lactogen) gets released and causes insulin. While the placenta is the underlying cause, gestational diabetes causes changes in the placenta making it function differently. Most doctors will recommend delivery before the due date with gestational diabetes because of this altered placental function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more
Yes: The fetus will eventually make it's own insulin & control its glucose levels but if mother is poorly controlled her high sugar levels cause problems. Every tissue & organ within baby can end up overgrown & some will develop birth defects. Tight control of blood sugar levels reduce the risk. Babies excess insulin can cause low sugars at birth requiring IV glucose for extended periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more
Sometimes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Source of nutrition: placentas typically adhere to the main body of the uterus. If it is implanted near the cervix (placenta previa), it may cause bleeding, require you to have a cesarean section. Multiple lobes of placenta can also form that may have blood vessels running between. They can be at risk for bleeding. Bleeding behind the placenta noted early on can complicate your pregnancy and risk of miscarrige ...Read more
During pregnancy, can consumption of fruits by itself lead to problems such as gestational diabetes?
I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. Diabetes to cause in utero seizures?
Is low lying placenta the same as placenta previa? At 28 weeks what are the risks/how dangerous is it? How will it affect rest of pregnancy and birth?
Not the same...: A low lying placenta is when it is close to the cervix, but not covering it like a previa does. The risk of either is bleeding, esp. Once in labor. But a low lying placenta is much more likely to move up the side of your uterus & out of the way prior to this. Your dr. Will follow this with serial ultrasounds until then. Probably smart to avoid intercourse & to report any bleeding until clear. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more
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