Maternal prolactin level is influenced by the rise of oestrogen and progesterone thus it increases and reaches five to ten times its level in non-pregnancy state.6 In normal pregnancy, the rise of maternal prolactin occurs gradually from10-20 ng/ml (pre pregnancy level) to 200-400 ng/ml at term.7 The same study found that the mean of cord blood prolactin level in healthy infants was 276.4 ng/ml.7 Maternal and cord blood prolactin level have been linked to pregnancy complications such as gestational
diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, prematurity and respiratory distress syndrome.6,8-11 Most studies have concentrated on the role of cord blood prolactin in lung maturity.
Pregnancy weight gain and gestational
diabetes could be prevented by following a Mediterranean-style diet, according to a study.
In an effort to assess the impact of adopting the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline on detecting gestational
blood pressure elevations, Jie Hu, M.D., Ph.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues studied the systolic and diastolic blood pressures of 16,345 women in China, captured at up to 22 prenatal visits during different stages of pregnancy.
Keywords: Frequency, Gestational
diabetes, Hyperuricemia, Low birth weight.
 Diabetes complicates about 3-10% of pregnancies, with gestational
DM (GDM) causing 80% of these diabetic pregnancies, as opposed to pre-gestational DM. A United States study on the trend in the prevalence of gestational
and pre-gestational diabetes from 1999 to 2005 showed that a prevalence of 10% was due to pre-gestational in 1999 and increasing to 21% in 2005, with the gestational
DM accounting for the remaining women (90% in 1999 and 79% in 2005) with diabetes in pregnancy.
[USA], Apr 15 (ANI): A new study claims that mothers who suffer from gestational
diabetes, are more likely to pass on the ailment to their children.
Tribune News Network Doha A new study conducted in Qatar has highlighted the need to help women of childbearing age understand the importance of lifestyle choices in order to lower their risk of gestational
weight gain above or below the level recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines resulted in significantly worse outcomes for mothers and babies, according to data from nearly 30,000 women.
Blood test may identify gestational
diabetes risk in first trimester.
A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational
diabetes, a pregnancy-related condition that poses potentially serious health risks for mothers and infants, relates a study published in Scientific Reports.
Objective: To compare the mean birth weight of neonates born to women having gestational
diabetes treated with oral metformin versus insulin.