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Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful. When you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for your baby.
Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Most pregnant women do not know their recommended calorie intake, survey found

Most pregnant women do not know their recommended calorie intake, survey found

Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds

Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds

Researchers explore maternal distraction during breast and bottle-feeding

Researchers explore maternal distraction during breast and bottle-feeding

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Researchers find link between maternal grain consumption during pregnancy and kids' obesity by age 7

Researchers find link between maternal grain consumption during pregnancy and kids' obesity by age 7

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Warning signs and risk factors for diabetes

Warning signs and risk factors for diabetes

New study identifies substantial unmet needs in Indigenous infant disease prevention, medical care

New study identifies substantial unmet needs in Indigenous infant disease prevention, medical care

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Glycated CD59 identified as novel biomarker for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Glycated CD59 identified as novel biomarker for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

New blood test could help identify women at higher risk for developing gestational diabetes

New blood test could help identify women at higher risk for developing gestational diabetes

Study examines how pregnancy risk factors affect outcomes of home and birthing center deliveries

Study examines how pregnancy risk factors affect outcomes of home and birthing center deliveries

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

New algorithm can help screen for OSA in women with gestational diabetes

New algorithm can help screen for OSA in women with gestational diabetes

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects