Gestational Diabetes News
Girls born to obese moms far more likely to start puberty early, study finds
Girls born to obese mothers are more likely to start puberty early than daughters of normal-weight or underweight mothers, new research finds. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology , involved more than 15,000 girls ages 6 to 11 in Northern California, using doctors'
Mothers of babies with heart defects may have their own heart health risks
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about the new study that warns mothers may have a higher risk of their own heart problems as well and what symptoms women should watch out for.
Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds
Women who sweat it out during pregnancy will likely have a sweet reward at the end, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain found that women who exercise just three times per week during pregnancy have a shorter labor. In the study, a group of around 500 women were divided into two groups.
Beyond the scale: What to eat to lower your risk for 3 health issues
Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss some foods you should add to every meal to reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia and cancer.
Gestational diabetes may increase with warmer days, study finds
Diabetes during pregnancy has long frustrated doctors trying to discern why some women are more at risk for the disease than others. Though some factors have been associated with increased risk for the condition, including age, family history, excess weight and race, many questions remain. A new
New Studies Show How Moms Also Benefit From Breastfeeding
Two new studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that breast-feeding is both good for the baby and for the mother. The studies, which focused on diabetes and cancer, found that women who breast-feed cut their risk of diabetes and cancer compared to women who did not breast-feed. One study
'PregFit' Mom Claims Avoiding 'PregFat' Is Key to Easy Pregnancy and Labor
Her last pregnancy was a breeze, her labor was just 15 minutes long, she says, and fitness mom Sharny Kieser claims she knows exactly why. She got "PregFit" instead of "PregFat." Kieser, from Australia , is one-half of the bestselling fitness duo Sharny and Julius . Kieser is pregnant with their
Index: Women With Gestational Diabetes More Likely to Have Child With Autism
may be able to get every month free. To the index now. A new study tonight revealing what some believe is a link between diabetes during pregnancy and autism. Women who develop gestational diabetes within the first five months are 42% more likely to have a child with autism. Experts believe the
Busting 10 Myths About Vegetarian Diets
When it comes to vegetarian eating, myths abound. And if you haven't at least thought about slimming your steak habit in the last year, you are probably falling prey to them. Here, we uncover the truth about the top 10 veggie-eating myths. Myth: You can't get enough protein from plants Meat doesn't
13-Pound Baby Born Naturally, but World Record Stands
A baby weighing in at 13.4 pounds and measuring nearly 23 inches was born naturally last week in a German hospital. The baby’s mother was suffering from undiagnosed gestational diabetes that resulted in baby Jasleen’s being born at a higher birth weight, according to a...