Cesarean Section for Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes occur when a woman develops diabetes while she is pregnant. These are women who did not have diabetes before they became pregnant. Since it is usually something that surfaces about halfway through a pregnancy, women are checked for it between 24 and 28 weeks of a pregnancy. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When a woman develops gestational diabetes, many problems can surface if she does not work to control her blood sugar. For example, the baby could become very large because it is overfed Not only can this cause discomfort for the mother, but it can increase her chances of needing a cesarean section to deliver the baby.

However, there are several things that a woman can do to help decrease her need for a cesarean section when she has gestational diabetes. For example, eating healthy foods and exercising regularly are two of the biggest things that can help a woman stay healthy while she is pregnant. While it is always best to talk to your doctor about this first, adding a small exercise routine to your regular schedule is very helpful.

Along with this, you should monitor your blood sugar. These levels can change quickly, so it is best to follow the advice of your doctor and check regularly.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.