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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.
Asian/Pacific Islanders living in ethnic enclaves less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications

Asian/Pacific Islanders living in ethnic enclaves less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Fluctuating weight changes can repeat in second pregnancy and can predict poor outcomes

Fluctuating weight changes can repeat in second pregnancy and can predict poor outcomes

Study highlights importance of public health efforts to reduce maternal obesity

Study highlights importance of public health efforts to reduce maternal obesity

New app helps moms-to-be monitor blood pressure

New app helps moms-to-be monitor blood pressure

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

Insurers test new way to cut maternity care costs: Bundling

Insurers test new way to cut maternity care costs: Bundling

Computer scientist wins $2.3 million to develop AI that patients can use to manage health

Computer scientist wins $2.3 million to develop AI that patients can use to manage health

Chronic hypertension among older pregnant women has spiked by more than 75% since 1970

Chronic hypertension among older pregnant women has spiked by more than 75% since 1970

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

Finding ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mums

Finding ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mums

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

Study reveals effect of Mediterranean-style diet on pregnancy outcomes

Study reveals effect of Mediterranean-style diet on pregnancy outcomes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Acute air pollution exposure may increase risk for NICU admissions

Acute air pollution exposure may increase risk for NICU admissions

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children