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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.
Survey results paint a clear picture of the lack of resources, education and training in cardio-obstetrics

Survey results paint a clear picture of the lack of resources, education and training in cardio-obstetrics

Maternity Disparities Taskforce focuses on supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy

Maternity Disparities Taskforce focuses on supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

CDC study of pregnant women hospitalized with COVID in 2021 found 93% not vaccinated

CDC study of pregnant women hospitalized with COVID in 2021 found 93% not vaccinated

Study highlights a serious gap in dietary prevention strategies for gestational diabetes

Study highlights a serious gap in dietary prevention strategies for gestational diabetes

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

Positive effects of altered maternal care during COVID-19 in Australia

Positive effects of altered maternal care during COVID-19 in Australia

Intensified lifestyle interventions benefit women at highest genetic risk of developing diabetes

Intensified lifestyle interventions benefit women at highest genetic risk of developing diabetes

Protocols and practices that support breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Protocols and practices that support breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sex-specific guidelines needed for treating obesity, hypertension and diabetes in women

Sex-specific guidelines needed for treating obesity, hypertension and diabetes in women

Safety of COVID booster doses and obstetric outcomes in pregnancy

Safety of COVID booster doses and obstetric outcomes in pregnancy

NHLBI researchers support multiple programs to address pregnancy-related health disparities

NHLBI researchers support multiple programs to address pregnancy-related health disparities

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

Women's diet may play a role in the development of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

Women's diet may play a role in the development of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

Why pregnant people were left behind while vaccines moved at ‘warp speed’ to help the masses

Why pregnant people were left behind while vaccines moved at ‘warp speed’ to help the masses

Sleep apnea during pregnancy linked to the development of hypertension and metabolic syndrome

Sleep apnea during pregnancy linked to the development of hypertension and metabolic syndrome

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women on maternal and perinatal outcomes

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women on maternal and perinatal outcomes

Predicting pregnancy health and preeclampsia risk with blood RNA sequencing

Predicting pregnancy health and preeclampsia risk with blood RNA sequencing

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns

Exploring neurodevelopmental effects on infants from in-utero exposure to COVID-19

Exploring neurodevelopmental effects on infants from in-utero exposure to COVID-19