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What can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

What can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

Balanced diet: By definition, gestational diabetes is present only during pregnancy. After delivery, your diabetes should resolve. That being said, you should still continue to eat a well-balanced diet as you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later life. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Best to change now: It is probably most important for your baby for you to be most attentive to your diet now rather than waiting til after your baby is born. The environment in utero is very important to your baby and if your blood sugar levels are constantly high, your baby can be at risk for a number of conditions that can affect him or her at birth and thereafter. Talk with your OB on a recommended diet for now. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am 17 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes?

What can I do if I am 17 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes?

See doctor&dietician: Gestational diabetes can cause a lot of problems for both the mother and the baby, so it's very important to have a good dietary plan and follow up with your doctor. A dietician can give you advice on what to eat. Get regular moderate exercise. If your blood sugars can not be kept tightly controlled with diet alone, you might need to be on Insulin during your pregnancy. http://1.usa.gov/mhusox. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes. If i don't breastfeed will my baby definitely get diabetes?

I have gestational diabetes. If i don't breastfeed will my baby definitely get diabetes?

No...: ... But there's evidence that breastfeeding will help you lose weight and reduce your risk of long-term health problems. In a large study, moms who had gestational diabetes and breastfed for at least 9 months across all their babies reduced their risk of metabolic syndrome by more than 80 percent. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about how breastfeeding might work for you. ...Read more

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How can I have gestational diabetes if I used to have low sugar before my pregnancy?

How can I have gestational diabetes if I used to have low sugar before my pregnancy?

Insulin resistance: 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. Early on, high Insulin can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What should I expect my diet to be while I have gestational diabetes?

What should I expect my  diet to be while I have gestational diabetes?

Balanced: You'll be referred to a dietician to review the types of food and how much. You should avoid simple carbohydrates such as desserts and white flour. Brown grains are much better at helping avoid spikes in the blood sugar. You still need "carbs", just balance them with protein and fats. ...Read more

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I am so scared I will get pregnant. I want a baby but have type 1 diabetes. What should I do?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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I am so scared I will get pregnant. I want a baby but have type 1 diabetes. What should I do?

Control sugars: As long as your sugars are well controlled, it is safe for a diabetic patient to have a baby. During pregnancy, the goals for your blood glucose levels are more tightly regulated so just work closely with your physician and you should be able to have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 35weeks 2days pregnant, yay! I can't wait to meet my baby boy :)?

What to do if I am 35weeks 2days pregnant, yay! I can't wait to meet my baby boy :)?

Wait if baby can...: Such an amazing time right now! It's like the excitement of Christmas morning and wanting to open your presents. You know something great is inside. But every day the baby stays in your womb brings huge benefits. Less disease in first year, higher IQ, the list is extensive So give baby best life chances and wait it out until mother nature is ready! ...Read more

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I m 1 month pregnant. How much the baby had develop and can I abort it at home?

I m 1 month pregnant. How much the baby had develop and can I abort it at home?

Medical abortions: In early pregnancy you can be given a combination of medication which can cause an abortion, after administration, while you are at home. Medical abortion works best in very early pregnancy. Depending on how many weeks past your period you are (1 month pregnant means different things to different people) will determine how much embryonic development has occurred. ...Read more

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I have PCO and i did surgery i got pregnant and i burn a cute baby but i lost now what shud i do to get pregnant soon and maybe twins?

I have PCO and i did surgery i got pregnant and i burn a cute baby but i lost now what shud i do to get pregnant soon and maybe twins?

PCO: Talk to your doctor so you can understand what your personal risk factors for the PCO are? Are you at a healthy weight? Are you exercising regularly? Most doctors don't recommend trying for twins. Without additional information re your medical history, difficult to say what you should do to get pregnant. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I am 8 months pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I've been given a device to monitor my blood sugar.?

What to do if I am 8 months pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I've been given a device to monitor my blood sugar.?

It's a little late: Hi. You're a little late to start worrying about controlling your blood sugar now in your 8th month! Screening for GDM is usually done in gestational weeks 24-28 with the purpose of intervening to get good glucose control until term delivery. Talk with your OB ASAP about lifestyle modification and goals! ...Read more

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I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

Be : Be careful what you wish for ... Twins are more high risk than a single baby, although most twins do fine with good OB and neonatal care, some twins have long-term problems, some are premature and some don't even make it to viability and are born before 24 weeks. The risk of cerebral palsy, a serious birth defect, is 4 - 5 times higher in twins compared to a single baby. You have a higher chance of pregnancy complications including serous ones like preeclampsia or placental abruption, a higher risk of c/section, and even a very slight increase in divorce rate. I know the media and anne geddes and other baby photographers all love to show pictures of cute twins all dressed up ... The kids with cerebral palsy are generally not shown on the front cover of a magazine. Couples who need treatment for infertility, from simple treatments like Clomid to advanced treatments such as in vitro fertilization (ivf), often have an increased risk of twins if more than one egg is released with fertility medications, or if more than one embryo is replaced into a woman's uterus after ivf. If we're treating couples for infertility who can't get pregnant on their own twins may be an acceptable risk of the treatment. Many couples tell me they want twins - they have been trying for a baby for one or many years, and many couples want two babies total and would love to have twins and 'be done'. We do our best to avoid triplets or more, though. In this case the risk of twins is justified by the benefit of treatment of their infertility. If you don't have any problems getting pregnant your natural chance of twins is about 1%. I don't recommend going to an ob/gyn or fertility md just because you want twins (wanting twins for "social reasons") - if you end up with complications to you or the babies, would it be worthwhile compared with just having two more kids separately? I would not recommend "getting fixed" in your early 20's until you are 100% sure that you're done either, we have great birth control options like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which is about as effective as having your tubes tied but reversible if you have one more child and then want another one later. I know this is not the answer you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant and have diabetes, will taking insulin be bad for my baby?

If I am pregnant and have diabetes, will taking insulin be bad for my baby?

No it will not: Taking Insulin to control your blood sugar is important and it will not be bad for your baby, you need to control your diabetes as uncontrolled diabetes can be harmful for the baby. ...Read more

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I was wondering what i will have to do before trying to become a mother when I have type one diabetes?Please help

I was wondering what i will have to do before trying to become a mother when I have type one diabetes?Please help

Talk to your dr: Prepregnancy conception planning is important when one has a chronic illness like diabetes. It is important to have your diabetes under control before and during pregnancy. Talk your doctor for further details. ...Read more

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I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

Immeidately: This answer has 2 parts. First, gestational diabetes may take a few weeks to improve, so follow fingerstick sugars immediately. Second, 10% of women will be diagnosed with diabetes and 20% have elevated sugars 6 weeks after delivery, and up to 70% of women develop diabetes within 10 years. Formal testing should be done about 6-12 weeks after delivery (hemoglobin A1c test, or oral tolerance test). ...Read more

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Iam having a baby and I want one more baby iam not getting pregnant from last 3 years what I have to do? What invistigation I have to do

Iam having a baby and I want one more baby iam not getting pregnant from last 3 years what I have to do? What invistigation I have to do

Infertile 3 yrs: About 90% of normal fertile couples would be pregnant in 1 yr and <1% would not be pregnant at 2 yrs. Three years indicates that there must be an issue. I agree with other answers for checking sperm and tubes. I also suspect that you are older and female age is a significant risk factor. You need to check your fertility potential to find out how aggressive you need to be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I have a healthy baby if I am hypoglycemic?

Can I have a healthy baby if I am hypoglycemic?

If you keep fit: It would be good for you to discuss your hopes with an OB and/or high risk OB specialist.In pregnancy, the normal development of the fetus requires a continuous transfer of nutrients like glucose thru the placenta. The fetus generally will have a glucose level 2/3 of your level at any point in time, so your spells could cause problems for baby.Your healt team can give you specific guidence. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 23 weeks pregrant and worried my baby has microcephaly?

What to do if I am 23 weeks pregrant and worried my baby has microcephaly?

Ask your OB: I'm not sure why you have this specific concern. This is something quite easily measured on ultrasound. Ask your OB how your baby measured out. If indeed it was small size for dates, then you never rely on just one reading and get multiple ones over the weeks to assess interval growth and get serial accurate measurements. It's easy to do and if still small would refer for higher level ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more