Does gestational diabetes and obesity in pregnant mothers affect the child in any way? Yes, says a new study. The child may also suffer the risk of developing both obesity and diabetes after growing up. Also, during the third trimester, the child in the womb may grow in size.
The foetus may show excessive growth when the mother develops gestational diabetes. Health experts suggest testing for gestational diabetes in order to take preventive measures to avoid certain effects on the baby in the future.
Yes, certain preventive measures like exercise, diet and medication may reduce the risk factors up to an extent say researchers.
In fact, during the stages of early pregnancy, certain screening tests may detect the issue and from then on, mothers can take certain preventive measures to reduce the risk of any complication.
We all know that obesity causes several problems during pregnancy. And as the unborn child is also at the risk of developing obesity and diabetes after growing up, it is better to take preventive measures to avoid such a situation.
Today maintaining a healthy lifestyle has become a very challenging task as the food, stress levels and inactivity levels have become difficult to manage. But at least during the stages of pregnancy, if certain steps are taken, the risk levels may be reduced a bit say researchers.