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Normal Blood Sugar Levels During Pregnancy
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
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
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
My mother in law has had episodes during the night where her blood sugar levels drop dramatically. What can we use to elevate her sugars back to normal?
Hypoglycemia: First off, there must be a reason found for hypoglycemia. I understand your mother-in-law is not diabetic based on the med list provided. So, if she is truly hypoglycemic, she will need to have that worked up to find the cause. Until then, a rich calorie meal before bedtime should help her maintain more or less adequate level. ...Read more
How to know if my hoshimoto's levels are off during pregnancy? Blood test isn't till next week and feel horrible.
Call your doctor: Ask to have test earlier. Doctor should know about your feeling horrible! ...Read more
Is spotting during pregnancy normal? I'm 6w5d pregnant and every other day I see light blood when I wipe (I saw it 4 times till now)
Why would my blood pressure be continuously so low during pregnancy? Normally it's aprox 110/80, but now it's approx 80/58 and has been for 4 mos.
Placenta: During pregnancy your placenta needs to experience a low pressure environment in order to perfuse oxygen and nutrients across the maternal/fetal cellular border. As an accommodation of pregnancy, your blood volume increases and your blood pressure decreases and your heart rate increase. These are all to accommodate proper transfer of oxygen and nutrition to baby. Completely normal! ...Read more
Brown blood in small amounts during ovulation. Is it normal? We had protected sex 7 days ago but no other symptoms of pregnancy.
Normal: It is very normal, especially if it only happens occasionally. ...Read more
What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?
Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...Read more
If my HCG blood level was a 7 and then four days later it was at 37 is that at a normal healthy production rate for pregnancy?
Yes: That's an appropriate rise in hcg level. It is way too early to see anything on ultrasound, but that is an appropriate rise. ...Read more
My dr confirmed my pregnancy with a blood test. My hcg was 24. She did a repeat test a little under 5 days later and the level was 82. is this normal?
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