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Pregnant Women Don’t Exercise Enough: Study Finds Doctors Need To Better Educate Patients

Obstetricians and gynecologists need to do a better job of encouraging women with uncomplicated pregnancies to exercise. The message is not getting out that women should continue to exercise during pregnancy, at least at moderate intensity.

Studies of Diet Offer Little Insight to Preventing Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

Many health care professionals suspect that a low glycemic diet may play a significant role in controlling pregnancy-related diabetes, but a recent review of evidence evaluating the effects of diet proved inconclusive.

Low Birthweight Link to Diabetes: Opportunity to Rescue Insulin-Making Cells and Thwart Future Onset

Common condition that leads to low birthweight babies may predispose the infants to obesity and diabetes.

It’s Safe for Obese Moms-to-Be to Lose Weight During Pregnancy

Research finds doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise during pregnancy.
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...
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...

Maternal Obesity Prior to Pregnancy Associated with Birth Defects

Mothers of babies born with some structural birth defects, including missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal cords, appear more likely to be obese prior to becoming pregnant than mothers whose children are born without such defects.

Joslin Study Sheds Light On Birth Defect Cause In Pregnant Women With Diabetes

The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease.

Possible Health Risks For Children Born to Overeating Mothers

According to the latest research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), overeating during pregnancy may have significant and numerous health impacts on an unborn child.

Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.

Study: Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Complications During Pregnancy

While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.
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...

New Blood Test Assesses Gestational Diabetes Risk Early in Pregnancy

Levels of a biomarker in a pregnant woman's blood can help physicians gauge her risk of developing gestational diabetes during the first trimester.

Pregnant Women with Mildly Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels at Higher Risk of Developing Type...

New research has found that even women with mild abnormalities in their blood sugar during pregnancy, are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

More Severe Periodontal Disease Poses Additional Threat To Pregnant Diabetics

Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.

Sharp Drop In Stress Hormones May Set Stage For Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis After Pregnancy

A sharp drop in stress hormones after giving birth to a child may predispose some women to develop certain conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues.

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