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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 3

How is GDM treated? Treating GDM means taking steps to keep your blood glucose levels within a certain range. Treatment may include: Healthy eating Physical activity Insulin injections Oral anti-diabetes drugs Healthy Eating Using a healthy eating plan will help your blood glucose stay in your target range. The plan will help you know which

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 2

How is GDM diagnosed? Doctors use blood tests to diagnose GDM. These include fasting blood glucose (before breakfast) and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). For the OGTT, you will drink a solution of glucose and have your blood glucose level checked every 30 minutes for two hours. How will GDM affect my baby? Untreated or

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 1

What is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)? Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy. Diabetes means your blood glucose/sugar, is too high. Too much glucose in your blood is not good for you or your baby. What Causes Gestational Diabetes? During pregnancy, associated changes, hormones and weight gain cause

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POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME(PCOS) AND NAPRO TECHNOLOGY

WHAT IS POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. WHY NAPRO TECHNOLOGY? Polycystic

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CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM AND NAPRO TECHNOLOGY

The Creighton Model Fertility Care System is a form of natural family planning which involves identifying the fertile period during a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Creighton Model was developed by Thomas Hilgers, the founder and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute. NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) is a women’s health science that monitors and maintains

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CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE MANAGED USING NAPRO TECHNOLOGY

• Infertility Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples. Infertility may result from an issue with either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that prevent pregnancy.  • Menstrual Cramps Menstrual cramps are throbbing, aching cramps you

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