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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 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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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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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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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?

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

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How do you keep a normal blood sugar level during the day and night?

How do you keep a normal blood sugar level during the day and night?

Diet ; Exercise: This depends on whether you are diabetic or have Insulin resistance. Assuming you are in good health, eating lean protein and low glycemic carbohydrates in small portions together with exercise are key to maintaining stable blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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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)

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)

Fairly common: It does happen, but can be a sign of subchorionic bleeding. If you haven't told your OB about it, then do so on Monday. Nothing can be done for it emergently. Avoid sex until seen and an ultrasound done and if you're a smoker stop ...Read more

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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

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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 could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

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

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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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Is it normal for a woman to have a trace of blood after urinating during pregnancy?

Is it normal for a woman to have a trace of blood after urinating during pregnancy?

Here are some...: Trace blood usually denotes the presence of slight hemoglobin in urine chemstrip testing, which is invisible & could be insignificant, ; But a timely assessment is still required as prior suggested in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. If visible, that is gross heamturia which has to be evaluated despite pregnancy. How to handle such? Go to http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Just recently had blood test to confirm pregnancy. On 1/15/13 my hCG level was 64, today 1/17/13 my level was 239... Is this normal?

Just recently had blood test to confirm pregnancy. On 1/15/13 my hCG level was 64, today 1/17/13 my level was 239... Is this normal?

Wide normal range: There is a wide normal range for HCG levels and yous appears normal. See this site for more info.

http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels. Html. ...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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Is it normal to be bleeding during pregnancy. The blood flow is not heavy and its bright red is this normal?

Is it normal to be bleeding during pregnancy. The blood flow is not heavy and its bright red is this normal?

Bleeding in Pregnanc: Nope. Not in any way. Please sign off of this app and page your OB urgently. ...Read more

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34 weeks & 3 days pregnant. Please let me know the normal blood pressure range during pregnancy? Mine is 130/80 today. Pls help me out

34 weeks & 3 days pregnant. Please let me know the normal blood pressure range during pregnancy? Mine is 130/80 today. Pls help me out

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is considered "normal" when less than 140/90. But whether there is a problem depends on your medical history and what you usual BP is (if you have high BP prior to pregnancy or very early in pregnancy). You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

Yes: White blood cell counts are normally higher than usual during pregnancy. You did not give the actual numbers. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, I do not see any reason for concern. ...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