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What should normal blood sugar levels be, for fasting, 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial during pregnancy? Is 124 at one hour pp normal?

What should normal blood sugar levels be, for fasting, 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial during pregnancy? Is 124 at one hour pp normal?

Blood sugar: The normal fasting blood sugar is lower during pregnancy. The fasting blood sugar should be less than 95 mg/dL. The one hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dL and the two hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 120 mg/dL. So a measurement of 124 mg/dL at one hour post prandial is normal. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

Blood sugar: Most pregnant women without diabetes do not have high blood sugars but from time to time your doctor or nurse will check this. Only if high will you need treatment for your blood sugar. If so, it should not last long (days) after your delivery. ...Read more

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What is the standard blood sugar level for a pregnancy of 5 months. Specially for dinner and lunch and with how much time difference.

What is the standard blood sugar level for a pregnancy of 5 months. Specially for dinner and lunch and with how much time difference.

90-130: The "usual" blood sugars in pregnancy are the same as in non-pregnant people, but pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes. If this occurs, it is called gestational diabetes. In pregnant women with diabetes we generally aim for pre-meal numbers in the range of 90-130 if we can get there without risking low blood sugars. If the woman is not on insulin, it's fine to be lower. About 6 hours btween ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugars during pregnancy?

Preg. blood sugars: If you are not a diabetic then your fasting blood sugars should be less than 126. Pregnancy can stress your body to cause blood sugars to rise. ...Read more

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Is my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Is my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Blood sugars during pregnancy (unless you have diabetes) are generally lower not higher. They can go up with gestational diabetes, however or in someone who already has diabetes before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

See below: Esr's in pregnancy are predictive of nothing. There are several causes of low WBC (including pregnancy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when blood levels are low during pregnancy my niece is 5 month and this has just happened?

You have to be more : Specific, what blood levels? Impossible to answer that question without knowing what blood levels you are talking about. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...Read more

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Can anyone develop bloodclots in legs during pregnancy even though no history of blood disorders and is healthy?

Can anyone develop bloodclots in legs during pregnancy even though no history of blood disorders and is healthy?

Yes you can: Yes you can. Pregnancy can put you at risk to have a blood clot- especially if you have other predisposition i.e. Genetic abnormality /other conditions. ...Read more

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Been spot 4, 2 weeks doc took blood nd said levels are high why am i still spotting in my 1st tri nd doc said look lik a healthy pregnancy why am i spot?

Been spot 4, 2 weeks doc took blood nd said levels are high why am i still spotting in my 1st tri nd doc said look lik a healthy pregnancy why am i spot?

It could be that the: Implantation of the fertilized egg is not stable. Get some bed rest, avoid sex for now until bleeding stops . Let's hope and pray that pregnancy will be a success! ...Read more

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If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

Not likely: If healthy, and you eat well, keep active, take prenatal vitamins and have regular prenatal checks, while pregnant, you are not at risk for clots or pre eclampsia. Also, your chances of dying are about zero. Would you like to have a baby? Are you afraid? Looks like you have done some research. Why not talk to your dr about your concerns. Good luck to you. Dr. Mom. ...Read more

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Can a O negative blood group father and a A positive mother have healthy children. Does the mother require any shots during pregnancy ?

Can a O negative blood group father and a A positive mother have healthy children. Does the mother require any shots during pregnancy ?

Yes.: The A positive mother does not require Rhogam. OB guidelines in most countries are adequate to provide for a healthy pregnancy and delivery . Requirements for anti D immunoglobulin admin. is for the rhesus negative mother given before exposure to RhD antigen. Incompatibility in the ABO system can be very easily managed by the OB and the peds/neonatologist. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read more

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I'm nearly 5 weeks pregnant, I got my quantitative blood test back today all normal my hgc level is 1,078 would this mean a healthy uterus pregnancy?

I'm nearly 5 weeks pregnant, I got my quantitative blood test back today all normal my hgc level is 1,078 would this mean a healthy uterus pregnancy?

Recheck: your doctor will be unlikely to be able to detect a intrauterine pregnancy at a hCG level less than 1500. you should plan to get another lab draw and ultrasound in 48 hours, with the expectation that your HCG level will double. During this time we can't be sure of where your pregnancy is and so if you have severe pain or bleeding, please see a doctor immediately. Best of luck. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more