Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and The Health Of Infants
Gestational diabetes is a health condition that involves high levels of glucose in the blood while a woman is pregnant. More than one out of four women in Malaysia developed gestational diabetes throughout their pregnancy. A total of 745 records were reviewed and the risk of gestational diabetes is higher in women above the age of 35 years old and those who have maternal obesity.
There are a number of complications that are more likely to occur in mothers with uncontrolled gestational diabetes, such as large birth weight, premature birth, seizures in the infants, eczema and allergies in their babies.
In 2013, a study was conducted to further evaluate the association between mothers with gestational diabetes and the development of eczema and allergies in their offspring. The results indicated that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes had higher prevalence of eczema and were more sensitive to allergens.
Gestational diabetes not only affects the babies’ development but also increases the vulnerability to emotional upheaval such as depression, anxiety and stress among pregnant women. The transition to motherhood is already a major life-changing event and is also a stressful condition when it is associated with diabetes. Studies have shown that the preIn 2013, a study was conducted to further evaluate the association between mothers with gestational diabetes and the development of eczema and allergies in their offspring. The results indicated that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes had higher prevalence of eczema and were more sensitive to allergens. Prevalence of depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress can be as high as 60% in women with
gestational diabetes. Undiagnosed and untreated antenatal depressive and anxiety symptoms in women with gestational diabetes could lead to postpartum depression and anxiety. In addition, women suffering from depressive and anxiety symptoms also increase the risk of eczema in the babies.
Importance Of Gut Health For The Overall Well- Being
The gut is the home base for the bacteria in our digestive tract. All of us have more bacteria in our body than cells. Most of these bacteria are beneficial to us. They not only help in good digestion but work all over the body for our physical and mental health. A lot of studies have emerged over the years showed that the balance and imbalance of bacteria in our digestive tract was linked to our overall health and disease. Probiotics have the ability to modulate our gut microbiota composition and lead to a reduction in harmful bacteria while restoring the natural balance of our gut bacteria.
A published study showed that pregnant mothers who took
Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001™ strain of probiotics have shown a reduced risk of gestational diabetes and prevent future episodes of gestational diabetes. The prevalence of gestational diabetes was 0 in the treatment group who has a previous history of gestational diabetes. The prevalence in the placebo group was as high as 87%. Given the relatively immature neonatal gut and gut-associated immune system, the safety of L. rhamnosus HN001 used in early life was demonstrated in infants according to a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted on infants from birth up to 24 months. This strain of probiotic is also proven safe and well tolerated among pregnant women.
Kordel’s Protect Early Life:
The Pre- and Post-Natal Probiotic
Pregnant mothers who have a high risk of gestational diabetes or have previous histories of gestational diabetes should be taking this probiotic not only to protect herself from gestational diabetes in her next pregnancy but also the child from developing asthma, allergic diseases, diabetes and obesity later in life. Kordel’s Protect EarlyLife, the one-of-the kind probiotic that is proven safe to mothers and her babies while providing a wide spectrum of benefits to both mother and her newborn.
The formula is designed specifically for pregnant women and infants aged 0 to 2 years old. It has demonstrated a significant protective effect observed during the first two years of life. Its prolonged effect over six years provides a unique long-term benefit in promoting a balanced immune system.
Why Is Kordel's Protect Early Life So Special?
It is the first strain of probiotic that is proven to be safe and effective in mothers and infants.
It ensures optimum immune health of the pregnant mothers and their babies.
This strain of probiotic maintains a healthy blood sugar to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus.
It promotes a healthy vaginal microbiota to improve the overall feminine wellness.
It is beneficial to relieve irritable bowel syndrome and bloating during pregnancy.
It improves the mothers' mood during pregnancy and prevents eczema and other allergy-related symptoms in the babies