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.
A study of more than 2000 children of women with gestational diabetes has revealed that obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children.
While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new...
Women who have pregnancy-related high blood pressure conditions or diabetes can develop heart disease risk factors as soon as two years after giving birth.
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.
The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease.
A comprehensive systematic review looked at outcomes associated with the use of rapid- and long-acting insulin analogues in adult and childhood type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as gestational diabetes.
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.
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.
Research on the genetics of diabetes could help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes before becoming pregnant -- and lead to preventive measures to protect the health of their kids.
With less than 30% of pregnancies planned nationally, many mothers unknowingly place themselves and their unborn child at risk of heart problems, physical anomalies, and premature labor due to diabetes.
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.
According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
Cardio-metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol that are present before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a future pregnancy.
Researchers have found for the first time that drinking more than 5 servings of sugar-sweetened cola a week prior to pregnancy appears to significantly elevate the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy.