Pregnant women regularly screen sugar to avoid abnormal blood sugar and give birth to giant babies

2022-03-12

There are as many as 10 pregnancy tests during pregnancy, and not every mother can remember the entire process.

But there is one obstetric examination that almost every mother has a hard time forgetting. Even if the child grows up, he still remembers the details of the original examination. This is the diabetes screening at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.

Because the mother needs to go to the hospital on an empty stomach, when she arrives at the hospital, she will draw blood first, and then the nurse will give her 750ml of sugar water within 5 minutes.

After the mother drinks the sugar water, she draws blood for half an hour and two hours later before she can eat.

Many mothers remember the lengthy checkup, empty stomachs, and a big bottle of sugar water.

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Why is diabetes screening important during pregnancy?

Mainly because the mother's insulin secretion or hypoglycemia will increase physiologically during pregnancy. If this increase is still within the normal range, there is no problem, but if it exceeds a certain limit, it is gestational diabetes.

Also, if the mother has high blood sugar during pregnancy, the child will drink sweet water in the mother's womb, which will make the child gain weight faster, and if the mother has high blood sugar during pregnancy, the child is more likely to be a huge baby .

At present, the incidence of gestational diabetes is about 1% to 5%. With the increase of advanced maternal age, the incidence of gestational diabetes will be higher and higher, and even one in 10 pregnant women will have elevated blood sugar.

Doctor reminds: There are 7 types of mothers who are more likely to have elevated blood sugar after pregnancy and must be prevented in advance

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First type: mothers with family history

For example, parents, grandparents or maternal grandparents with a history of diabetes are more likely to have elevated blood sugar after pregnancy, because the genes for diabetes can be inherited.

Second type: obese women

Whether obesity is not counted to the naked eye, the main thing is to calculate the BMI index.

Women with a BMI over 28 are considered obese, and such women are more likely to experience elevated blood sugar during pregnancy.

Type 3: Women with PCOS

If a woman is polycystic, not only is it less likely to conceive a child, but she is more likely to have problems with it, such as elevated blood sugar.

Type 4: Women who have given birth to huge babies

If the second-born mother's child exceeds 8 pounds, then the second child is more likely to give birth to a huge child, which is due to a problem with the mother's nutrient delivery system.

For example, high blood sugar is the cause, so such mothers should prevent high blood sugar.

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Fifth type: older women over 35

The older you are, the worse your metabolism is, and the more likely you are to have endocrine problems.

Older mothers are not only not easy to get pregnant, even if they are pregnant, they are prone to various problems, such as high blood sugar.

Type 6: Women with abnormal blood sugar levels

For example, some mothers have unstable blood sugar when they are not pregnant, and often have high blood sugar, so they are more likely to have abnormal blood sugar after pregnancy.

Type 7: Moms with a sweet tooth

Most of the foods we eat, especially snacks, contain white sugar, or refined sugars such as corn syrup and glucose.

For example, the milk tea shops that can be seen everywhere in the streets and alleys must add white sugar, and all kinds of biscuits, cakes, and breads we eat also contain white sugar.

If the mother usually eats sweets, it is more likely to have abnormal blood sugar during pregnancy.

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