Gestational Diabetes – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in about 200,000 pregnant women in the U-S each year. This not only impacts those women directly, but the children of women who had gestational diabetes are also at increased risk for diabetes and obesity.
Rodgers: Breastfeeding provides a number of benefits for your baby.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Rodgers: Breastfeeding is also beneficial for mothers. It allows the body to use up some extra calories that were stored during pregnancy.
Narrator: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help reduce risk. For details, visit the website, www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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