Diabetes & High B.P During Pregnancy
Diabetes also known as pregnancy induced glucose intolerances found in 4% of pregnancies. This is often found in the second trimester. During pregnancy hormones made in the placenta interfere with the woman's insulin levels. Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition. It needs close medical monitoring.
Problem experienced by baby with Gestational Diabetic mother:
• Baby may be over 9 pounds.
• Babies may suffer shoulder damage during birth.
• Baby may suffer from respiratory distress at birth.
Steps to be followed for Gestational Diabetic mother:
• Mothers need to be closely monitored for the remainder of their pregnancy.
• Weight needs to be closely monitored.
• Eliminate excess of sugar in diet.
• Some mothers might require insulin injection.
• Monitor mothers for diabetes after delivery as well.
• Tell your physician and eye doctor about instances of gestational diabetes.
The 'cure' for gestational diabetes is birth. While pregnant, the issue is control.
High Blood Pressure
Visit your doctor to monitor blood pressure and receive fetal well-being testing during the latter days of pregnancy.
Signs of high blood pressure
• Unexplained, regular headaches
• Decreased urination.
• Blurred vision or double vision.
• Ringing in the ears.
• Gaining more than five pounds in one week
• Puffy or bloated hands, feet or face are signs of water retention.
Extremely high blood pressure compromises mother and baby. It can harm mom's kidneys, liver, heart and vision. And when mom has uncontrolled high blood pressure, it can lead to a low birth and fetal distress during labor.