Reproductive Health and the role of Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum blood sugar.
I am excited to talk about the impact elevated blood sugars have on women. While gestational and prediabetes are prevalent conditions for all pregnant people, it disproportionately impacts the African diaspora in America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Since there are no symptoms of prediabetes or gestational diabetes, many mothers are unaware of how this will impact their pre and post-natal experience. I will explore the top 3 challenges of high blood glucose. Identify barriers to high blood sugar during postpartum and provides 2 simple ways to seek postpartum care. Like all my presentations, my goal is to clarify how blood sugar impacts your client’s reproductive health, pregnancy, and postpartum experience.