What is gestational diabetes?

Source: ParentsPlace.com, By Henci GoerGestational diabetes (GD) simply means elevated blood sugar during pregnancy. To understand it, you must first understand the normal changes in pregnancy metabolism (34). When you are pregnant, certain hormones make your insulin less effective at transporting glucose, the body’s fuel, out of your bloodstream into your cells. This increases the amount of circulating glucose, making
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Gestational Diabetes: A Diagnosis Still Looking For a Disease?

Source: The Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health (JOPPPAH) Volume 19, Number 2, Winter 2004 By Dr Michel OdentPrimal Health Research: A New Era in Health Research Published quarterly by Primal Health Research Centre Charity No.328090 72, Savernake Road London NW3 2JR Summer 2004 Vol. 12 No.1 Nowhere in obstetrics is there such a discrepancy between evidence and
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Understanding Your Pregnant Body

Now you are pregnant, your body will be making many changes to accomodate your growing guest. Some changes you will notice such as the growth of your breasts and belly, but other changes are more subtle.The cocktail of hormones that are being released especially for your pregnancy will make emotional as well as physical changes. The hormone Relaxin allows your
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