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Gestational Diabetes Isn’t The End Of The World

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On Monday I had my meeting with the nutritional counselor and received my very own blood sugar testing kit for gestational diabetes. I’m weird and have absolutely no problem with needles (I haven’t always been this way, I remember the fits I threw over shots as a kid, but one day I just realized it’s […]

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6 Ways To Get More Active During Pregnancy With A Busy Routine

Get More Active During Pregnancy With A Busy Routine

Being active can help pregnant women to control weight gain during pregnancy and make labor easier. For expectant mothers with gestational diabetes, regular exercise helps to keep blood glucose levels in check and help the body process insulin more efficiently. But life’s busy and sometimes we may not get time to fit in a scheduled […]

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What To Know If You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

What To Know If You've Just Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy is always a time of anxiety, excitement, apprehensions and of course pure unadulterated joy for most moms – even if it’s not their first time.Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the midst of this seemingly erratic time in your life can be overwhelming to say the least. But even after all the hundreds of […]

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Active Pregnancy – Why Is It Important?

Active Pregnancy - Why Is It Important?

Being active during your pregnancy can help you to avoid excess weight gain, prevent aches and pains and prepare you for labor. It’s also a great way to boost your mood and beat the pregnancy blues. However, in pregnancy, especially that with gestational diabetes, expectant mothers should always consult with their doctor to ensure that […]

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How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

Weight gain is expected and normal during pregnancy as your body grows, changes and adapts itself for bearing your baby, his/her growth and lactation. However, the weight you gain during pregnancy should only be enough to accommodate all these changes – excessive weight gain can put you and your baby at risk for health problems […]

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10 Ways To Say “See You Later” To Stress During Pregnancy

10 Ways To Say "See You Later" To Stress During Pregnancy

It’s normal to feel stress about all the changes going on in your life and your body during pregnancy. Pregnancy with gestational diabetes can be even more stressful given how you must closely monitor your blood glucose and its effects on you and your baby. A little bit of stress can even be good. It […]

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The Gestational Diabetes Diet – How And What To Eat

How And What To Eat During Gestational Diabetes

Expectant mothers are often told to “eat for two”. However, eating for two can in fact increase your risk for developing gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, excessive weight gain and  backaches. Pregnant women should only add around 300-400 more calories per day to their diet and especially those diagnosed with gestational diabetes should focus on […]

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9 Ways To Maintain Normal Blood Glucose Levels While Eating Out

Normal Blood Glucose Levels

Probably the worst kind of high, blood glucose spikes, are a common by-product of an unadulterated food binge. High calorie and carb foods can cause your blood glucose to shoot up and that’s not something you want with gestational diabetes. Maintaining normal blood glucose levels isn’t easy but it has to be done! No matter […]

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