Pregnancy. Is there a time more filled with paradox? Competing and conflicting emotions, advice, and of course, health issues. For most women it is an incredible time. Knowing they are creating and nurturing new life is an incredible feeling.
Much inner conflict exists, as so much is happening to and within their body that is beyond their control, yet in so many ways, they can still exercise control over.
The baby grows, with no conscious effort, but the health of both baby and mother is always on the mind. Every mother wants a healthy baby, and for the pregnancy, birth and afterwards to be as healthy and straightforward as possible.
One of the risks that modern women face, more than their predecessors did, is gestational diabetes. Balancing a healthy dietary intake has always been an awareness, but our modern diet places more pressure on mothers-to-be.
Many women who contract gestational diabetes struggle to understand why they have. This eBook explains why pregnant women can be at a greater risk than the general populace of having to deal with diabetes.
It also provides reassurances – that GD is not necessarily a determination that type 2 diabetes will follow, although the risks can be higher.
There is helpful, practical advice on how to reduce the risks of incurring gestational diabetes, and how to mitigate its effects on mother and child if it has been diagnosed.
Gestational diabetes is certainly a condition for which help exists, and the patient can themselves do much to overcome its impact.