• previous pregnancy
  • A previous pregnancy which resulted in a child with a macrosomia (high birth weight: >90th centile or >4000 g (8 lbs 12.8 oz)) Previous poor obstetric history Other genetic risk factors: There are at least 10 genes where certain polymorphism are associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, most notably TCF7L2. (wikipedia.org)
  • levels
  • In drug-treated diabetic pregnancies in which glucose levels in the woman are uncontrolled, neural tube and cardiac defects in the early-developing brain, spine, and heart depend upon functional GLUT2 carriers, and defects in the GLUT2 gene have been shown to be protective against such defects in rats. (wikipedia.org)
  • MSAFP
  • Because MSAFP test results must be interpreted according to the gestational age, they often are reported in terms of multiple of the median (MoM). (wikipedia.org)
  • neural
  • The triple test, also called triple screen, the Kettering test or the Bart's test, is an investigation performed during pregnancy in the second trimester to classify a patient as either high-risk or low-risk for chromosomal abnormalities (and neural tube defects). (wikipedia.org)
  • weeks
  • It is probably safe throughout an uncomplicated pregnancy but it is best avoided after the fifth month (or 20 weeks) when the uterus becomes large enough to become a barrier to effective technique. (netwellness.org)
  • This is called contra-insulin effect, which usually begins about 20 to 24 weeks into the pregnancy. (nyhq.org)
  • weight
  • Although I believe that exercise in pregnancy is great, the goal should be to maintain a level of activity or wellbeing and not lose weight or increase fitness. (netwellness.org)
  • Also, non-weight bearing exercise (swimming, cycling) rather than weight bearing (running, dance) was shown to be better tolerated and continued in pregnancy. (netwellness.org)
  • LGA is often defined as a weight, length, or head circumference that lies above the 90th percentile for that gestational age. (wikipedia.org)