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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Twins & Super Twin Pregnancy and Childbirth

“You’re having twins (or more)?! Double the trouble… Boys or girls? Are they identical? Do they look the same? Were they conceived naturally?”As a twin myself these are the questions that every single person asks when they find out… without fail (except for the conception question as that is kept just for the parents). There seems to be a deep
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Effects of nutrition during pregnancy & birth

“If you breed what isn’t healthy, you are bound to get offspring that aren’t healthy either”1By eating healthily and getting a good level of all the nutrients before conception, during pregnancy and into motherhood, a woman can build her stores to a safe level for her and her baby to thrive. Even if she finds she has morning sickness in
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