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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.
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

Maternal mortality in the USA before and during COVID-19 pandemic

Maternal mortality in the USA before and during COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds infertility is a modest risk factor for the development of ADHD in childhood

Study finds infertility is a modest risk factor for the development of ADHD in childhood

Researchers investigate gestational diabetes mellitus and its association with maternal and fetal outcomes

Researchers investigate gestational diabetes mellitus and its association with maternal and fetal outcomes

Robust biomarker panel could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

Robust biomarker panel could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

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)