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Nicotine Patches and Gum Would Be Safe in Pregnancy

The patches and nicotine gum in pregnant women appear to be safe, a new study.

These patches and gum help adults showed generally quit. But women and obstetricians have had doubts about its safety and effectiveness in pregnancy.

The team of Dr. Swamy, Medical Center of Duke University in North Carolina, reviewed data on pregnant smokers who had participated in a comparative study of psychological therapy with nicotine patches or gum for smoking cessation.

It’s use tripled the number of women who quit (from 8 to 24 percent).

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

During normal pregnancy metabolic adaptations occur, aimed at correcting the imbalance that occurs when you need a higher nutritive supply to the fetus. One of these imbalances is that the body needs more insulin delivery to require a greater use of glucose.

Clear evidence of this shift is experienced by all pregnant women, who usually notice the morning the unpleasant symptoms of hypoglycemia: nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, etc..

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Diet and Weight in Pregnancy

Weight in PregnancyWeight gain during pregnancy has to be from 0.9 to 1.4 kg per month of pregnancy, or from 11 to 13.5 kg in a woman of average height. A weight gain between 13.5 and 15.8 kg fat is excessive and represents both the fetus and the mother.

Keep in mind that it is more difficult to control weight gain in later stages of pregnancy, so it is imperative not to increase the bulk of the total weight during the first months, however, poor weight gain is a sign negative, particularly if less than 4.5 kg.

No dieting is never recommended during pregnancy, even in very obese patients, it is essential that there be some increase in weight for good fetal development, and the system reduces the supply of nutrients to the fetus.

All the extra weight will be lost, at the latest, during the year following the birth, with a healthy diet and regular activity. Sometimes the simple fluid retention causing weight gain, who will miss a week after giving birth.

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