'Go ahead, indulge! You're eating for two!' pregnant women are often told. But too much food (especially sweets) can pack on unwanted and unneeded pounds, and increase your risk for gestational diabetes and other labor complications. Even on a good day, It's hard to say no to a slice of chocolate cake. But it gets near-impossible during Thanksgiving and Christmas season. … [Read more...] about How to Manage Gestational Diabetes during the Holidays
Gestational diabetes (sometimes called gestational diabetes mellitus) is a glucose intolerance that manifests only during pregnancy. It affects 1 out of 250 people. Gestational diabetes is a potentially serious condition that affects both you and your baby. It's important to diagnose it early and then to manage it with proper diet and medical supervision. Here are some … [Read more...] about What is Gestational Diabetes?
Can you exercise during pregnancy? It depends on your medical condition. Always ask your doctor for clearance. If he says yes—go for it! Exercise can help strengthen your body, preparing it for labor and controlling many of the aches and pains. It can help avoid excessive weight gain (which puts you at risk for gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia) and floods your body with … [Read more...] about 8 Tips for Exercising During Pregnancy