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What Can I Do To Prepare For Pregnancy If I Am Diabetic
Control your glucose: It is very important to get your glucose levels in control before pregnancy as high blood sugar levels in very early pregnancy are associated with some birth defects. Please see this handout for more information: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/diabetes.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Certainly: In women with gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes, the sugar in your blood directly affects the size of your baby. If your blood sugar level is high, the baby gets too much nourishment and overgrows. This can lead to a condition called macrosomia or "fat" baby. Macrosomia causes problems for both you and your baby. ...Read more
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
Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is done all the time. ...Read more
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