Third Trimester

The Connection Between Gestational Diabetes and a Lack of Sleep

Screening is also highly important

Discovering gestational diabetes can be difficult and managing it can be even more challenging. Research shows that “there are often no symptoms in the mother, and blood sugar levels return to normal after the baby is born, the condition does put women at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on.” Pregnant women are usually concerned with what is best for the baby, as well as their own well-being. That is why it is important for expecting mothers to get their blood checked, especially when they are experiencing an unhealthy sleep pattern.

Sources

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/276089/link-lack-sleep-gestational-diabetes-found/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gestational-diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20355339