Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy when the mother’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or becomes resistant to insulin. In this Children’s Channel video, Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of this highly-treatable disease.
It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]
The last few months of pregnancy may seem to be dragging on forever. You’re uncomfortable, you can’t sleep and you’re ready to finally hold your little bundle of joy. So why not take advantage of your long wait and prepare for your baby’s debut? A little advanced planning can help make these weeks fly by […]
Your body spends 9 months getting ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. It goes through many unusual — and sometimes uncomfortable — changes to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. But once you’re home with your new baby, your body changes once again and a whole new set of […]
Consider this scenario: For many years you’ve been taking a prescription medication for asthma and, to your surprise, just discovered you’re pregnant. The medication is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers because it could cause birth defects. Should you stop taking your medication immediately? “The first thing any woman should do prior to stopping […]
Technology and medicine have transformed the experience of pregnancy for modern women. Prenatal medical testing can indicate the sex of your child, the amount of fluid in your uterus, the weight of your baby before birth and many other things. Yet, pregnancy continues to inspire its own set of myths and tales. Parents who wouldn’t […]