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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Seven percent of pregnancies are affected by diabetes. Women either have diabetes before pregnancy or they become diabetic during pregnancy. Women with pre-existing diabetes make up 1-2% of all pregnancies. Women with pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 or 2) are closely monitored to make sure their blood sugar levels remain near normal. 

High blood sugar levels in early pregnancy can cause miscarriage and birth defects. Continue reading this TrueTip article in the TrueLabor mobile app >>

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Healthy Eating Habits in Pregnancy

Many women in the USA are on a diet of one sort or another. Once pregnant, the restrictions that they’ve placed on themselves vanish and they give themselves a license to eat whatever and how much they please. If you are normal weight you need an additional 300Kcal a day. Studies currently suggest obese (BMI>30) women not gain weight during pregnancy. Continue reading this TrueTip article in the TrueLabor mobile app >>

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Why Weight is a Critical Factor in Pregnancy

“Is this something I’d feed my baby?” 

Being mindful with food is key to a healthy pregnancy. Most women are on some sort of a diet. Pregnancy is often seen as license to loosen dietary restrictions. This is a mistake. Since 1990, the obesity rate in the USA tripled while the cesarean section rate doubled. Today, 70% of women in the USA are overweight and 40% are obese. Continue reading this TrueTip article in the TrueLabor mobile app >>