Exercising, as we know is necessary to preserve muscle strength, keep the heart strong, maintain a healthy body weight, and stave off chronic diseases such as diabetes. Most Nigerian women believe that exercising when in their first trimester can hurt
Obstetrics/gynaecology resident, Dr. Kemi Windapo, who is also the President, Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, speaks to Punch HealthWise about gestational or pregnancy diabetes and how to manage the condition. What is gestational diabetes? In simple terms,
A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity. Research published on November 9, 2020, in the journal PLosMed investigates the impact of high glucose
Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, according to researchers. The study, published in the journal Epigenetics, explored how more than 1,000
A woman, pregnant with her second child was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during a routine glucose tolerance test. According to Punch, Becky Furuta, at the Women Deliver Conference which held in Copenhagen, Denmark in May, narrated her story. She said: ”I
By Dr Andrew Orr Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy only. It is definitely on the increase, most likely due to our high carbohydrate diet and lack of proteins. Gestational Diabetes Symptoms Gestational diabetes usually has no obvious symptoms.
According to the Daily Mail UK; A pregnant mother who thought she was expecting a small seven pound baby ended up giving birth to a daughter who tipped the scales at huge 14 pounds. Alisha Hernandez of Alamosa in southern