Obstetrics & gynaecology

The ideal weight makes for a healthier pregnancy

(HealthDay)—If you're overweight and thinking of starting a family, there's compelling evidence that you should lose the excess pounds before you get pregnant.

Health

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes

What occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. A new study suggests that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may experience a greater ...

Diabetes

Increased first-trimester HbA1c predicts gestational diabetes

(HealthDay)—First-trimester glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) may aid in early identification of women at risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published online Aug. 16 in Scientific Reports.

Diabetes

Thyroid dysfunction linked to gestational diabetes

(HealthDay)—Higher free triiodothyronine (fT3) levels, but not free thyroxine (fT4) or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in ...

Diabetes

Diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the protein's function ...

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