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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.
OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Preeclamptic women have higher heart disease risk

Preeclamptic women have higher heart disease risk

Elevated pre-meal blood sugar levels in pregnant women linked to adverse outcomes

Elevated pre-meal blood sugar levels in pregnant women linked to adverse outcomes

Preventing cardiac problems during pregnancy

Preventing cardiac problems during pregnancy

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI

New computer algorithm enables prediction of gestational diabetes

New computer algorithm enables prediction of gestational diabetes

Study: Inflammatory bowel disease can increase certain risks in pregnant women

Study: Inflammatory bowel disease can increase certain risks in pregnant women

Age of onset of obesity linked to higher diabetes risk

Age of onset of obesity linked to higher diabetes risk

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Placenta changes in older mothers linked to greater odds of heart problems in male offspring

Placenta changes in older mothers linked to greater odds of heart problems in male offspring

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