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 ...

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