Pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes, and COVID-19

“Stress affects our blood pressure, pulse, hormones, and every aspect of our well-being — and it can affect sugar levels,” Dr. Ross says, suggesting women with gestational diabetes turn to a yoga, mindfulness, or breathing regimen. A therapist might also be beneficial, especially at this time. It’s wise to make sure your OBGYN offers a telemedicine option so you can get help and support when you need it.

Try not to spend too much of your time stressing out. Focus on exercising, eating well, and social distancing. While this situation is scary for everyone, the numbers are reassuring.

“It’s really a hard time for the whole world,” Dr. Roshan says. “The good news is that among healthy and young patients, 98 percent will recover without any consequences.”

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