One thought that passes through almost every mother’s mind when she is diagnosed with gestational diabetes is how much harder their pregnancy will be. It just seems unfair to have this added pressure on top of morning sickness, fatigue, and heightened emotions. Many women find themselves daydreaming and wondering about how different their lives might be without gestational diabetes.
The truth is, however, that there aren’t a whole lot of differences. Women with gestational diabetes need to be more vigilant with their diet and lifestyle, it’s true, but all pregnant women should abide by a healthy diet and exercise regimen. So how different is a gestational diabetes pregnancy? [Read more…]