Diabetes before motherhood more than doubled in six years among teenage and adult women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.
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.
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.
Research finds doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise during pregnancy.
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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.
While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.
A new study has found that a child's fatness at age five is not related to being breastfed or the age in infancy when other foods are introduced.
A growing number of women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, a condition that is risky to both mother and baby.
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.
The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease.
Joslin scientists also discover this impairment sets the stage for type 2 diabetes later in life.
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.
Perinatal factors (those occurring about five months before birth and one month after) have been implicated in the development of Type 2 diabetes and other disorders.
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