ISBN - 9781932603323
Autor(es) - Cheryl Alkon
Editora - Demos Medical Publishing
Ano de Edição - 2010
N º de Páginas - 186
Diabetes affects women of all life stages. According to the CDC, about 1.85 million women, in the US, of reproductive age (18-44 years) have diabetes. If not managed properly, expectant mothers with diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as preeclampsia, cesarean section, and infections. ""Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby"", is a down to earth guide for diabetic mothers-to-be. The book explains everything from what is diabetes to labor, delivery, and infertility. Unlike existing books written in dry scientific language, this is the first patient-written guidebook that includes medical facts, first person reports, and interviews from women living with diabetes who share their pregnancy related experiences. Topics covered include: 'what is Diabetes?'; finding the right doctor; strategies to successfully conceive; the first, second, and third trimesters; labor and delivery; balancing your health needs with those of your child; infertility and pregnancy loss; and, resources. ""Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes"" is a complete guide for diabetic women who want to successfully plan their pregnancies.