Any pregnant woman who’s had to choke down that bottle of sickeningly sweet, neon orange drink to test for gestational diabetes (or a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women) knows how nerve-wracking it can be waiting for the results. According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.2 percent of expectant moms will discover they’ve developed the disease even if they were never ‘at risk’ prior to pregnancy. Gestational diabetes can lead to health problems for the baby, such as difficulties breathing and having a much higher risk of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Thankfully, researchers can now offer a solid solution to cut expectant mothers’ risk of gestational diabetes by 36 percent. Their advice? Get exercise that involves toning, strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness routines (with your doctor’s permission of course). For all you moms, what are your top prenatal exercise picks? Tell us in the comments!
How to Cut Your Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes
January 24, 2017