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"I have terrible nausea in the morning, how to be successful in screening for gestational diabetes?" Anna Roy, a liberal and hospitable midwife in Paris, answers Corrie's question.
The answer of Anna Roy, liberal and hospitable midwife in Paris
- Because it represents a risk during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, transient and conjunctive diabetes (occurring during pregnancy) can be sought in some women through a blood test, routinely performed on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Metabolic disorder, diabetes is a rise in the concentration of glucose, a sugar, in the blood. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and can affect women who have never had diabetes before and do not necessarily have land or hereditary predispositions.
- Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a fasting blood test. It is prescribed according to risk factors, mainly in women over 35, overweight and obese.
- If this screening can be difficult for some women, especially those suffering from morning sickness relieved by eating, it is essential. In fact, gestational diabetes increases the risk of giving birth to a large baby (macrosomia), which, in addition to disrupting the proper course of delivery, could lead to metabolic disorders in children and require medical surveillance.
- In cases where nausea is too disablingthe midwife or gynecologist may prescribe an examination performed at home. Otherwise the woman will have to be accompanied to the laboratory, in case she feels bad, and plan to have a snack on it, to eat immediately after the blood sample.
Interview by Frédérique Odasso
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To find out more: the book Welcome to the world, confidences of a young midwife with Leduc Editions