Getting diagnosed with gestational diabetes can be a scary time for most mothers. No matter how many times doctors or anyone else tells you that it is a condition that is easily monitored, you still have all sorts of scary thoughts running through your mind. You want to know how gestational diabetes is going to affect you, and most of all how it will affect your baby.
Rest assured, you and your baby are probably just fine. Gestational diabetes truly is an easily monitored and treatable condition. As long as you follow your doctors’ orders, you will likely have a happy and healthy pregnancy.
You will be given some diet and lifestyle changes to follow. These are pretty straightforward healthy diet and lifestyle recommendations. Your dietary restrictions might be strict depending on the seriousness of your condition. You will be recommended to omit simple carbohydrates and sugars from your diet, and to make sure you get some exercise each day. [Read more…]