What type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Like the question states, what type of diabetes happens during pregnancy. More importantly, why does the head of most babies are usually abnormally large after such a pregnancy? I am more looking for an answer on why there heads are usually large after such a pregnancy. It is a question my teacher has been asking and he wants to know why.

Doesntstayinvegas.com asked on 09 May '11 at 18:27

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Gangadharan nair answer on 09 May '11 at 18:27

There is a slight increased risk of the fetus or newborn dying when the mother has gestational diabetes, but this risk is lowered with effective treatment and careful watching of the mother and fetus. High blood glucose levels often go back to normal after delivery. However, women with gestational diabetes should be watched closely after giving birth and at regular intervals to detect diabetes early. Up to 40% of women with gestational diabetes develop full-blown diabetes within 5-10 years after delivery. The risk may be increased in obese women. Please see the web pages for more details on Gestational diabetes.

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Starsfan14 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

I have been on Lovenox with both of my pregnancies. The first time I started at 27 weeks after a DVT was found in my left thigh. And the entire time with my second child. I started them in my first pregnancy in my stomach and love handles. However, I was having a lot of pain with them there. And the bruises were horrible. I have always been rather thin and I had no fat on my stomach and very little in the love handle area. So my doctor allowed me have mine put in my rear (my husband did them) and that worked out for me. Although I have heard of many people taking them the entire pregnancy in their stomach. It is perfectly safe to put them there. I don't think you can hit the baby with that short of a needle (although I know it doesn't feel short in your stomach) Although you can always ask your doctor. He/she might allow you to change the place like mine did. Take care, I know those shots aren't fun.

Dee s answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

A "chemical pregnancy" is just another term for an early miscarriage. Many times this happens without the woman even knowing she is pregnant. Usually the reason for this is because of abnormalities with the developing fetus or due to the embryo not implanting properly within the womb lining itself. Your doctor will probably advise you to wait for 2 - 3 months before trying again to conceive as it can take a while for your hormone level to return to its normal level. Usually it takes longer if you miscarry further along. So given the fact that you were only a few weeks along it should only be a week or two. Try not to worry.... it is perfectly normal and happens more often than a lot of people realise as it often occurs very early on after conception and most people assume it is their period but a little late. I have had this happen myself and have gone on to have a perfectly healthy baby since then so it does not mean that anything is wrong with you. Hope this helps and good luck =)

Jill answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

With a tubal, there would be intense pain, and by 3 months she would have had symptoms because the size of the baby at this point would have ruptured her fallopian tube. So I seriously doubt it is a tubal pregnancy. Also, you are incorrect that an ectopic pregnancy doesn't show up on a pregnancy test. It does. The embryo is developing and therefore the pregnancy hormone HCG will be present. I do not think your friend is pregnant. But if she hasn't had a period in three months when she has otherwise been regular, she needs to go to the doctor, insurance or no. She could have an STD or other illness that has affected her cycles.

Red_phoenix777 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

most likely not, you are pregnant. The levels of pregnancy hormones leave your body right after giving birth, it takes a total of 6 weeks. If you are breast feeding the chances are still low, the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy and create milk are separate. To be super sure get a blood pregnancy test, getting pregnant right after having a baby is close to a sure thing....good luck

Pregnant, 1st born answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

5 weeks you must see your gynecologist or your midwife for scan. my friend had the same problem, she only find out she was pregnant after 3 months, worse part she was getting her normal period every month. our bodies act different the scan or blood test will surely help. baby dust to you.