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Gestational Diabetes - Risk Factors: Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women who get high blood pressure. This is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and can cause the baby to grow very large, leading to complications during delivery. Although gestational diabetes usually resolves on its own after giving birth, the baby could still be born with low blood sugar, yellowish skin and eyes (jaundice), or breathing problems. If you are diagnosed with it, your doctor can help you to keep your blood sugar under control throughout your pregnancy. To avoid complications during pregnancy, be sure to know the risk factors involved with gestational diabetes:
Nine Contraception Methods & Options: Many people who are sexually active but not ready to conceive have many options for contraceptive (birth control) methods. It is important to choose the option you and/or your partner feel most comfortable with. Talk with your doctor about the different methods of contraception and their symptoms or side effects. This may help you decide what may work best for you, whether you only want a temporary or permanent solution. Each method has its own effectiveness and learning more about them can help you understand how to use them properly.
Did you know that one in every thirty-three babies is born with birth defects, which is the leading cause of infant deaths? Fetuses are negatively impacted when their mother’s drink alcohol or use drugs, as these substances will enter their bloodstream, disrupting development. Should the mother drink during her pregnancy, it is the most damaging during the first trimester. At this stage, the baby’s brain is still developing. The mother may not have serious issues after substance use, but the child will as they may experience developmental problems. The child will have to live the rest of their life with their own physical and/or mental problems. These children usually have lower IQs and smaller heads. It's important to raise awareness on this cause, as it is 100% preventable.
Since March is Trisomy Awareness Month, it’s beneficial for the public to learn more about genetic testing. With technology advancing at an astronomical rate, we are able to incorporate these advances into the health and medical fields in order to discover more about ourselves. We are now able to unravel the mystery encoded within our DNA to learn more about diseases—especially how they manifest and function. Tests can serve as reassurance to expecting parents, provide answers for individuals at risk for a hereditary disease, or even as entertainment for someone who is curious about their ancestry. With the commercialization of genetic tests, some companies will send the testing kits directly to your home, where you can collect your own DNA sample at your own convenience. Proper research should be done when seeking out one of these direct-to-consumer kits, so that you are satisfied with your genetic testing experience. Prices vary from company to company, so make sure you’re investing wisely!
Skincare and beauty products have many different ingredients. Some of these include chemicals that are not so good for the body. Look for those skincare ingredients to avoid in your favorite products.
Skincare Ingredients to Avoid #1: Parabens
(HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase.
For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than ever before. In 2012, the latest year for which data are available, there were more than nine times as many first births to women 35 and older than there were 40 years ago. Among younger women -- those under 30, and, particularly, those under 20 years old -- first births have actually declined.
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain too much "baby weight" in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.