Diabetes, Gestational

Publication Title: 
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

The aim of this literature review was to identify breastfeeding practices that support women with diabetes to breastfeed. A search was undertaken of CINAHL and Medline databases to identify studies that inform breastfeeding practice for women with diabetes. This resulted in 14 studies (19 records). Most studies focused on women with GDM and T1D with some consideration of T2D. The review has been organised using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, to enable a clear focus on the needs of women while identifying supportive practices.

Author(s): 
Fallon, Anne
Dunne, Fidelma
Publication Title: 
BMC pregnancy and childbirth

BACKGROUND: Women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. Despite this "window of opportunity," few intervention studies have targeted postpartum women with a history of GDM. We sought perspectives of women with a history of GDM to identify a) barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle changes postpartum, and b) specific intervention approaches that would facilitate participation in a postpartum lifestyle intervention program.

Author(s): 
Nicklas, Jacinda M.
Zera, Chloe A.
Seely, Ellen W.
Abdul-Rahim, Zainab S.
Rudloff, Noelle D.
Levkoff, Sue E.
Publication Title: 
Maternal and Child Health Journal

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have a substantial risk of subsequently developing type 2 diabetes. This risk may be mitigated by engaging in healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss when indicated. Since postpartum depressive symptoms may impair a woman's ability to engage in lifestyle changes, we sought to identify factors associated with depressive symptoms in the early postpartum period among women with recent GDM.

Author(s): 
Nicklas, Jacinda M.
Miller, Laura J.
Zera, Chloe A.
Davis, Roger B.
Levkoff, Sue E.
Seely, Ellen W.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine: The Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians

OBJECTIVE: Low perceived risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) may be a barrier to lifestyle change in women with recent gestational diabetes (GDM). We assessed perceived risk for T2DM at delivery and postpartum. METHODS: We used a validated diabetes risk perception instrument to survey women with GDM at delivery and postpartum. We compared women with low perceived risk for T2DM at delivery to those with high perceived risk. RESULTS: The majority (N = 43 of 70, 61%) perceived high risk at delivery.

Author(s): 
Zera, Chloe A.
Nicklas, Jacinda M.
Levkoff, Sue E.
Seely, Ellen W.
Publication Title: 
Environmental Health Perspectives

Human epidemiological and animal studies have revealed the long-term effects of malnutrition during gestation and early life on the health of the offspring. The aim of the current review is to survey the different means of achieving fetal malnutrition and its consequences, mainly in animals, and to identify key areas in which to direct future research.

Author(s): 
Hoet, J. J.
Ozanne, S.
Reusens, B.
Publication Title: 
Experimental Diabetes Research

A substantial body of evidence suggests that an abnormal intrauterine milieu elicited by maternal metabolic disturbances as diverse as undernutrition, placental insufficiency, diabetes or obesity, may program susceptibility in the fetus to later develop chronic degenerative diseases, such as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Author(s): 
Portha, Bernard
Chavey, Audrey
Movassat, Jamileh
Publication Title: 
BMC pregnancy and childbirth

BACKGROUND: There is little known about women's concurrent use of conventional and complementary health care during pregnancy, particularly consultation patterns with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study examines health service utilisation among pregnant women including consultations with obstetricians, midwives, general practitioners (GPs) and CAM practitioners. METHODS: A sub-study of pregnant women (n=2445) was undertaken from the nationally-representative Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH).

Author(s): 
Steel, Amie
Adams, Jon
Sibbritt, David
Broom, Alex
Gallois, Cindy
Frawley, Jane
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