Pregnancy

Need to induce at 42 weeks? Maybe it just runs in the family.

An interesting study was released online in BJOG, An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Apparently, parents born after 42 weeks are more likely to have babies born just as late. The study examined the relationship between post-dates births (pregnancies extending beyond 41, 42, and 43 weeks) and parents who were themselves born post-term. This […]

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Is Gestational Diabetes a Problem Beyond Pregnancy?

A recent study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research showed that over 23% of the study participants with a history of gestational diabetes were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within 9 years, compared to about 9% of the control group. Studies in the United States have put the risk significantly higher, citing 35-60% of women with a history of gestational diabetes developing type 2 diabetes within 10-20 years. So there definitely is an increased risk.

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Moms with gestational diabetes DO appear to have a higher cesarean risk

Many childbirth educators and other childbirth professionals have suspected it for a long time, but now there is peer-reviewed proof (if there was not any already): just having the label of having gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) raises a woman’s risk of having a cesarean section. In the study, “Gestational diabetes mellitus: A risk factor for

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