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Post Pregnancy Diabetes
Gestational diabetes: Often pregnancy will reveal a tendency in the mother to metabolize sugar poorly. The diagnosis is gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. This usually resolves after the pregnancy is over. However, there are women in whom the underlying diabetes becomes more chronic. ...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
Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had gestational diabetes last pregnancy.does every subsequent pregnancy put me at higher risk of developing diabetes?
Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more
Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?
No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more
My fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?
Yes for mom and baby: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with a number of risks including DKA if poorly controlled. There's also an increased risk of preeclampsia which might require early delivery. Babies have higher risk of birth defects, abnormal size, breathing problems even if born near term. It's always best for someone who needs Insulin to see an expert before trying to conceive (ttc) for her sake and baby's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hopefully not!: An ectopic pregnancy is suspected in the following setting: 1. A patient is pregnant 2. Hcg levels are rising abnormally 3. Pain is present on one side of the other 4. There is findings on ultrasound of a mass or cystic area near one of the ovaries it would be very early to have symptoms this early after ivf and this is more likely related to an ovarian cyst - call your ob/gyn! ...Read more
No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects. ...Read more
Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 9 days post IUI. Experienced strong symptoms of PMS days 6-7 post IUI. Is it possible that I'm pregnant?
Is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.
Not a problem: Hopfully you are not eating lots of salty food. Living in hot climate will certainly require increase fluid intake. ...Read more
I developed p.O.T.S and lupus post pregnancy , my BP also drops when standing, is there ever a chance of it getting better?
P.O.T. S: P.O.T.S and lupus post pregnancy needs thorough evaluation and management due to associated symptoms of dizziness , near syncope , palpitations to name a few with changes in posture. Lupus by itself needs careful evaluation and management by a rheumatologist due to its multi system involvement . With full understanding and proper management symptoms of p.O.T.S has better prognosis in younger pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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