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Consequences of Fetal Exposure to Maternal Diabetes in Offspring
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Mothers who have type 2 diabetes during pregnancy can transmit risk factors to their children.

Metformin Exposure During First Trimester Seen Safe for Fetus
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Metformin taken by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) during the first trimester of pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of major fetal malformations, and may have a significant protective effect.

Breast-Feeding Protects Against Obesity in Children of Diabetic, Overweight Mothers
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Breast-feeding is inversely associated with the risk of childhood obesity regardless of maternal diabetes status or weight status.

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Breast-feeding your baby can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 15% a year and reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Study Backs Pill Use for Neonatal Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The small number of diabetics who were diagnosed early in infancy may be spared a lifetime of insulin shots, according to new research.

Pregestational Diabetes Linked to Higher Rates of Perinatal Death and Anomalies
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
The offspring of women with pregestational diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, are at a three-fold increased risk for perinatal mortality, and a two-fold increased risk for congenital anomalies, compared with the general population.

Diabetic Women NOT Getting Birth Control Advice
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Women with diabetes are less than half as likely as non-diabetic women to receive counseling on birth control from their doctors, despite the risk to the baby if a woman with diabetes conceives before optimal blood sugar control is achieved.



'Fidgety' Babies of Diabetic Moms Don't Get Large
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006
While babies of diabetic women are prone to become overly big, a condition called macrosomia, it has been unclear why a substantial proportion do not develop this problem. The "fidgety fetus hypothesis" has been proposed as an explanation, suggesting that increased fetal activity can counteract the macrosomia-promoting effects of the mother's high glucose levels.



Longer Duration of Breastfeeding Lowers Risk for Developing Diabetes
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005
New studies shows a 15% reduction for the risk of diabetes for every year of lactation.



Obesity and Diabetes Independently Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005
Pre-pregnancy weight above 149 pounds was tied to increased risks of preeclampsia in all ethnic groups. In the combined analysis, increased body weight raised the risk of primary cesarean delivery, but was tied to reduced risk of low birthweight

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