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Gestational Diabetes

The Health Effects Of Hormone-Altering Chemicals In Everyday Products

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living

It’s practically impossible to avoid the chemicals that are prevalent in everyday household goods, from water bottles to furniture and toys to perso...

6 Strategies for Surviving Gestational Diabetes

Allison Alter | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

Regardless of the number of pregnancies experienced, a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes can be devastating to even the most level-headed mother. Every woman experiences the impact of the news and intervention differently, but all emotions are valid and reasonable.

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 11.16.2016 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Helpful Hints: Breastfeeding and Preventing Diabetes Fact: The CDC states that African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diab...

It's Time to Bring Gestational Diabetes Out of the Shadows and Into Maternity Care

Katja Iversen | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Katja Iversen

The unfortunate reality is that to date, the issue of diabetes in pregnancy has received scant attention, even as maternal and newborn health has been widely embraced as a development priority.

Stop Telling Me It's No Big Deal

Stacy Pelander | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

So, you were able to control your gestational diabetes through diet alone, and the only minor annoyance was that you had to prick your finger a few times a day to record your blood sugar? That's just fantastic for you. My situation isn't working that way at all, and it's a big deal to me.

12 Reasons Why I Am Sorry I Didn't Write in a Pregnancy Journal

Spela Kaurin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Spela Kaurin

I am a mother of two. I love my two kiddos and have great memories about both of my pregnancies. Each contributed to my personal growth that leaded to the greatest turning point in my life. One of the things I regret most is not writing a pregnancy journal.

The 'Diabetical'

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

I have loved the term "diabetical" since the matriarch of Tyler Perry's Madea movie franchise first coined the phrase. The term masterfully highlights the diabolical nature of the disease, which has now become a worldwide public health crisis.

Baby Weight Wars

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A recent People Magazine cover featured Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Kim Kardashian. According to popular opinion, one hasn't gained enough weight during pregnancy and the other much too much -- a perfect opportunity to educate a judgmental public.

Okay With Being Done

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Six -- yes, SIX -- of my very closest friends are pregnant. Everywhere I turn, I'm hit with a swollen uterus. If pregnancy were a contagious disease, I'm sure I would have caught it by now

Whoa Baby! Mom Gives Birth To 12-Pound Preemie

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 04.15.2012 | Parents

Michigan mom, Crista Hebel, 26, went into labor and gave birth four weeks early. However, baby Ayara was no ordinary preemie -- she weighed in at 12 p...

How Does Exercise Make Moms Healthier? Active Moms Have Longer Stem Cells

Birgitta Lauren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Birgitta Lauren

From healthier reproduction to anti-aging, exercise is still one of the most promising health strategies and is crucial for new moms.