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The Truth About Gestational Diabetes No Doctor Would Ever Tell You

September 27, 2013

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about what you need to know about Gestational Diabetes.

Here are just a few of the things I discuss…

  • Why higher blood sugar levels are actually NORMAL for pregnant women.
  • How Gestational Diabetes got its name. (HINT: It was about money.)
  • The biggest risk of Gestational Diabetes most women don’t even know about.

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Click here for a downloadable PDF transcription of this podcast, The Truth About Gestational Diabetes

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  1. Denise Hynd says:

    Is there a written forma of this information??

  2. Denise, there is not from us, yet. Enjoy the podcast! For more info on Gestational Diabetes from a research perspective, check out Gail Hart’s “Research Updates for Midwives”.

  3. Where are you getting the data that 3 out of 4 pregnant women are diagnosed with GD?

  4. Gail Hart’s “Research Update for Midwives” and private lecture of hers as well.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    This podcast was very encouraging to me. Really enjoyed it!

  6. Genevieve says:

    Wonderful podcast information, thank you!

  7. Sheila metzger says:

    Great Information!! Right on….

  8. Seanna Mallon says:

    Hi Maryn, I was hoping I could get a list of the resources you used for this wonderful podcast. My homebirth midwife is recommending the gtt (although it will be at my home with a smoothie instead of the gross drink) but I’m still not convinced I want to do it. My husband has T1D so I am familiar with the signs and symptoms and I am certain there is nothing wrong with me. I’d love to be able to show her it’s not worth it for me. Thanks!

  9. Maryn Green says:

    Hi Seanna! Thanks for your comment. The most concise way to get quality resources would be by getting Gail Hart’s book, “Research Updates for Midwives”. And get your midwife a copy, too!:)

  10. sara labib says:

    Hi Maryn, please send a link which I can order a copy of Gail Hart’s book “Research Updates for Midwives” I am not able to find it online with my search.
    Thank you kindly as I am waiting for your response.

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