Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Pregnancy and Dental Care

There is now a  guide ( which  covers oral health before, during and after pregnancy. It outlines all the reasons to take it seriously as well as highlighting all the key considerations for those conceiving or expecting.

The resource aims to answer all your main questions surrounding pregnancy and dental care so that you know what dental precautions are necessary at various stages and when it is necessary to see your dentist in order to prevent a major health issue developing during the time between conception and birth.


You're Questions Answered, Pregnancy & Dental Care (2)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Fried foods,especially take-aways and the development of diabetes in pregnancy

Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy, a study has shown. This was significantly the case when the fried food was eaten away from home, possibly because the ft used to cook such food deteriorates, producing harmful products.

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a complication that can arise during pregnancy, and is characterised by abnormally high blood glucose during the pregnancy (especially in the final 3 months). It can lead to increased birthweight of the child, as well jaundice and other complications. When left untreated, it can cause complications or stillbirth.

Wei Bao et al. Pre-pregnancy fried food consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort studyDiabetologia, October 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3382-x



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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Eating a lot of red and processed meat may increase risk of #gestational diabetes

Red and processed meat consumption linked to gestational diabetes, warn experts

By Nathan Gray+, 13-Dec-2013

Women who eat a lot of red and processed meats even before they become pregnant may have a significant risk of developing gestational diabetes, warns a new commentary published in the BMJs Evidence-Based Nursing.

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