An increased fiber intake may be a pregnant woman.s best bet for preventing gestational diabetes, a new study finds. Gestational diabetes will affect about 4 percent of all pregnant women this year, potentially causing major consequences for both the mother and her child.
My husband and I are both 36 years old. We tried for 11½ years before getting pregnant for the first time (without any fertility treatments tried). I did develop gestational diabetes during the pregnancy. Our healthy baby boy was born via cesarean section 5 weeks ago and we have two questions.
- When can we begin to try to conceive again?
- How long should we try before seeking help from the OB-GYN?
We want to try again as soon as we could as we feel our age is an issue.
Thanks for your time and advice,
About 3% of all pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. What are the dangers to mom and baby? What are the risk factor? How is it detected? Who should be screened? How is it treated?
Gestational diabetes is a temporary form (in most cases) of diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin to deal with sugar during pregnancy.
About 1 in 100 women of childbearing age has diabetes before they become pregnant. Another 2% to 3% develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy. This is called gestational diabetes.
This made me laugh because it's been 6 WEEKS since I've seen them, I haven't had my GD test ordered (which they would've had to do at my 24 week appointment), and they never scheduled me to be seen twice a week since I entered the third trimester. And it's just NOW occurring to them to call me?