Third Trimester

The Connection Between Gestational Diabetes and a Lack of Sleep

Maintaining blood sugar levels

During pregnancy, several mothers will experience the negative effects of a hormone imbalance. Remaining rested and healthy is the best defense against the negative elements of this natural and beautiful process. Furthermore, pregnant women need to be aware of their regular blood sugar levels. In fact, “most health care providers suggest that pregnant women undergo a blood sugar screening test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy as high blood sugar levels indicate a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. An additional test is also needed to diagnose the condition.” If these tests appear to be positive, then it is up to the mother of the child to keep herself and her baby healthy.