4 steps to having a happy and healthy pregnancy
on 11 December 2019 by Droobi
Pregnancy is usually an exciting and life-changing period. Many milestones will be anticipated, as mommy gets to hear baby’s heartbeat at around 8 weeks, she gets to count the fingers and toes around 10 weeks but also, she gets to do the gestational diabetes screening around week 24 to 28.
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar levels developed only during pregnancy and it may affect any pregnant woman. Because gestational diabetes can hurt you and your baby, it is very important to take action now!
Here are some tips to help you have a happy and healthy pregnancy, even with gestational diabetes:
Regular balanced meals, smaller portions and a variety of foods will be your starter kit. Try to include more colorful vegetables and less fat, sugar and starch.
You might not always feel the energy but remember that physical activity is very important to lower your blood sugar! Be safe with the choice of exercise and start with a daily walk.
When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to bring down the blood sugars, you may need to start medication as instructed by your Doctor. This will be very important to keep you and your baby healthy.
Test blood sugar:
You are motivated and started with the lifestyle change…how can you check the impact of the change on your blood sugars? Monitor your blood sugar levels, as advised by your Doctor. Remember it’s only temporary!
Gestational diabetes and a healthy baby…yes! Follow the tips and work with your healthcare provider. You are not alone; you have all the support you need for you and your baby.