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Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Symptoms Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes Increases risk of postpartum depression according to recent study. The effects appear within a certain time frame during and after pregnancy...
Type 1 Diabetes and Heart Defect Risk in Babies

Babies Born to Type 1 Diabetic Mothers Have Higher Heart Defect Risk

A new study now shows that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a higher risk of having babies with heart defects.
Low Carb Diet Linked to Birth Defects - Keto Diet, Low-Carb Diet

Low Carb Diet Linked to Rise in Birth Defect Risk by 30-Percent

Women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely to have babies with neural tube defects that can lead to lifelong disability and infant death.
Sonia Anand - Gestational Diabetes in Asian Women

Gestational Diabetes Risk Lowered with Healthy Diet in South Asian Women

A recent study highlights the importance of public health messaging to South Asian women who are considering pregnancy in an attempt to reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Walking in the Snow - Cold Weather Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

Cooler Climate May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk

Results from a recent study show a link between outdoor temperature and an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and the way people produce fat...
Dr. Sandra Hummel and Dr. Daniela Much are the authors.

Breastfeeding Protects Against Diabetes, Alters Maternal Metabolism

Recent study examined whether metabolism could be responsible for reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women who breastfeed by 40%. Four percent...
Women Excluded from Clinical Trials

Women Being Excluded from Type 2 Diabetes Trials Unnecessarily

Researchers have found that women are being excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs without good cause, which can provide incomplete data...
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
Journal: Breastfeeding Medicine

Diabetes During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Low Milk Supply

First study to examine maternal diabetes as a risk factor for low milk supply finds an association between glucose intolerance and lactation. A new study...

Potatoes Linked to Risk of Gestational Diabetes

According to a new study published by BMJ, the more potatoes eaten prior to pregnancy, the greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus...
Breastfeeding Cuts Diabetes Risk

Breastfeeding Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half Following Gestational Diabetes

Study finds that women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed more often and for longer durations helps the mother's health and can cut the risk...

Simple Test Detects Diabetes Risk After Pregnancy

Researchers have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing diabetes in women following childbirth. Gestational diabetes is one of the most...

Link Between Gestational Diabetes in Mothers and Diabetes Incidence in Fathers

Study shows that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers! Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs...

High-Risk Women Can Prevent Developing Gestational Diabetes

A new study shows that gestational diabetes can be prevented by a simple, individualized lifestyle intervention in high-risk women. The prevalence of overweight and...

Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a...

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who...

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