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Whilst it is a condition a mother could do without during pregnancy, the good news is gestational diabetes will likely abate after the baby is born.

I thought it important to include some more information about gestational diabetes and those most at risk during pregnancy. We have tapped into the fabulous Health Navigator New Zealand website, which is full of information about gestational diabetes. Below is an extract from their site. To learn so much more about the subject, click on the link above.

Some women are at high risk of developing this condition. The risk factors include:

  • overweight/obesity
  • excessive weight gain in pregnancy
  • family history of diabetes
  • over 30 years of age
  • previous history of gestational diabetes
  • poor obstetric history – unexplained stillbirth, miscarriage
  • previous large baby or babies
  • ethnicity (some women from certain ethnic backgrounds are at higher risk)
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome

Gestational diabetes can also occur in women who have none of these risk factors. Women with gestational diabetes in an earlier pregnancy should be tested as soon as a new pregnancy occurs.

For more information & support check out Diabetes New Zealand at: https://www.diabetes.org.nz

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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation. 

Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.

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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

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