20 weeks pregnant mother

Question: is gestational diabetes common in preganacy. will it effect our baby if sugar level increases. Will diabetes go after delivery

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Answer: If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of: Excessive birth weight. Extra glucose in your bloodstream crosses the placenta, which triggers your baby's pancreas to make extra insulin. This can cause your baby to grow too large (macrosomia). Very large babies — those that weigh 9 pounds or more — are more likely to become wedged in the birth canal, sustain birth injuries or require a C-section birth. Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome. A mother's high blood sugar may increase her risk of early labor and delivering her baby before the baby's due date. Or her doctor may recommend early delivery because the baby is large. Babies born early may experience respiratory distress syndrome — a condition that makes breathing difficult. Babies with this syndrome may need help breathing until their lungs mature and become stronger. Babies of mothers with gestational diabetes may experience respiratory distress syndrome even if they're not born early. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Sometimes babies of mothers with gestational diabetes develop low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) shortly after birth because their own insulin production is high. Severe episodes of hypoglycemia may provoke seizures in the baby. Prompt feedings and sometimes an intravenous glucose solution can return the baby's blood sugar level to normal. Type 2 diabetes later in life. Babies of mothers who have gestational diabetes have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.
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Question: Hi is gestational diabetes too risky in pregnancy n does it will effect baby or delivery and what diet should I follow to control the sugar level.
Answer: Hello dear. Please do not worry as if the sugar is kept in control baby have no risk at all during pregnancy. Sharing some of the home remedies to lower ur blood sugar - : 1.) Follow a Diet Schedule 2.) work out 3.) Consumer fiber 4.) Stock Up On Vitamin D 5.) Try Astragalus Astragalus is a traditional herb which is famous for its potent effects on various conditions and is one of the best home remedies for gestational diabetes during pregnancy 6.) Get Help From Vitamin C 7.) Keep A Check On Your Blood Sugar 8.) Control Your Sugar Intake 9.) Be Careful With Carbohydrates 10.) Enjoy A Good Breakfast 11.) Make Some Cinnamon Tea 12.) Have A Sound Sleep Here are few healthy choices for snacks and meals if you have gestational diabetes: 1.) fresh or frozen vegetables. 2.) eggs or egg whites. 3.) steel-cut oatmeal topped with berries. 4.) fresh fruit. 5.) skinless chicken breasts. 6.) baked fish. 7.) steamed vegetables. 8.) air-popped popcorn. Foods to avoid as Carbohydrates are found in the following foods: 1.) Milk and yogurt. 2.) Fruits and juices. 3.) Rice, grains, cereals and pasta. 4.) Breads, tortillas, crackers, bagels and rolls. 5.) Dried beans, split peas and lentils. 6.) Potatoes, corn, yams, peas and winter squash. Here are 10 superfoods that are especially good for those with diabetes. a.) Non-Starchy Vegetables b.) Non-Fat or Low-Fat Plain Milk and Yogurt c.) Tomatoes d.) Blueberries and Other Berries e.) Oranges and Other Citrus f.) Wild Salmon and Other with Omega-3 Fatty Acid Fish g.) Walnuts, Flaxseeds, and Other Nuts/Seeds h.) Beans. Hope this helps.
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Question: If mother has Gestational Diabetes will it have any effect on baby. Is it recommended to go for early labour?
Answer: no dear it is not compulsory you can control the sugar level before level by following strict diet and doing regular exercises when you control it before labour there is no chance of baby getting diabet . so follow the diet properly don't over eat or don't skip any meal. take splited meal you can eat a low amount at least four to five time a day add more vegetables in your diet avoid taking more carbohydrate items like a rice idli dosa and also direct sweets and sugar drink more water and walk as much as you can because of walking helps to reduce the sugar level you can also take aloe vera juice thrice in a week with the curd or buttermilk this helps in the secretion of insulin
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Question: will gestational diabetes go after delivery
Answer: Hello Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition wch will disappear aft the baby is born. Gestational diabetes can come at any stage of the pregnancy. It's a high sugar condition that develops during pregnancy and disappears after giving birth. Avoid eating too many carbohydrates at one point. Have a balenced diet with proteins fats and carbohydrates. Do not skip meals. Avoid sugary food like cakes biscuits sweets etc avoid alot of starchy food like rice potatoes etc keep ur self hydrated and exercise.
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