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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.
Does maternal obesity impact fetal brain development?

Does maternal obesity impact fetal brain development?

Does maternal insulin tolerance during pregnancy influence child adiposity?

Does maternal insulin tolerance during pregnancy influence child adiposity?

Study provides unique picture of blood sugar dynamics and autoimmunity in early childhood

Study provides unique picture of blood sugar dynamics and autoimmunity in early childhood

Higher glyphosate levels in pregnant women associated with lower birth weight in babies

Higher glyphosate levels in pregnant women associated with lower birth weight in babies

What were the changes in infant birth weights during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What were the changes in infant birth weights during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Study finds an association between early diagnosis of diabetes and earlier menopause

Study finds an association between early diagnosis of diabetes and earlier menopause

What is the association between maternal weight status and the composition of the milk microbiome?

What is the association between maternal weight status and the composition of the milk microbiome?

Study identifies a potential biological marker to help diagnose postpartum depression

Study identifies a potential biological marker to help diagnose postpartum depression

Extended-release nifedipine could help treat women with severe preeclampsia during labor and delivery

Extended-release nifedipine could help treat women with severe preeclampsia during labor and delivery

Does maternal psychological and biological stress affect the composition of human breast milk?

Does maternal psychological and biological stress affect the composition of human breast milk?

Early glycemic control in pregnant patients with gestational diabetes leads to better birth outcomes

Early glycemic control in pregnant patients with gestational diabetes leads to better birth outcomes

Children of women with gestational diabetes and obesity more likely to develop ADHD

Children of women with gestational diabetes and obesity more likely to develop ADHD

SARS-CoV-2 prime and booster vaccinations found to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 prime and booster vaccinations found to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

What is the impact of COVID-19 on maternal, fetal, and neonatal characteristics?

What is the impact of COVID-19 on maternal, fetal, and neonatal characteristics?

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

Pregnant women with IBD and their babies face increased risks and complications

Pregnant women with IBD and their babies face increased risks and complications

Children born to mothers with PCOS have increased risk of developing childhood illnesses

Children born to mothers with PCOS have increased risk of developing childhood illnesses

The role of myostatin in female fertility

The role of myostatin in female fertility

Women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have underweight babies

Women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have underweight babies