Risk Factors of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Maternal
As we celebrate our Mothers today, we celebrate all the time poured into us. We celebrate the love they demonstrated by making the best decisions they could for us. I am sure all you mothers remember one of the very first decisions you had to make for your baby. At around 24 – 28 weeks, your provider likely asked you to be screened for gestational diabetes, since there are very few warning signs and gestational diabetes affects 7% of women. Knowing that everything you consume, your baby consumes, you had to make the decision to ingest a pharmaceutical-grade, glucose beverage – more commonly referred to as “Glucola.” Maternal
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most prevalent complications of pregnancy. According to the National Library of Medicine, the risks of uncontrolled GDM may include macrosomia, fetal anomalies, preeclampsia, neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, and a higher risk of developing diabetes mellitus post-partum. Because of these risks, obstetricians, midwives, and doulas have a critical role in encouraging the recommended GDM screening.
The Need for Innovation in the Feminine Healthcare Space
This test, formulated in 1973, is often dreaded by expectant mothers because they cannot tolerate the taste or the preservatives and artificial additives inherent to Glucola. Until now, there has been no rival to the traditional, preservative-packed, glucose drink. Maternal
Last year, the female- (and mom)- founded company, Fresh Test, LLC, launched a product that brings mother nature into pharmaceutical products. It required 3 years of research & development to ensure our clean recipe, containing just 3 organic ingredients, met the standard of efficiency for approval. Maternal
New mothers and providers alike are growing more interested in research-backed, holistic alternatives in the healthcare space – much like The Fresh Test’s organic glucose beverage! There seems to be an overwhelming emotional connection between this brand and mothers who have historically begged for a more natural option during diagnostic testing – indicating the new ideals and health goals of the modern mother! Maternal
For more information on gestational diabetes screening, visit the American Diabetes Association website or TheFreshTest.com.
The Fresh Test, LLC – a FemTech company located in Los Angeles, CA – offers an approved 50-gram, 75-gram, and 100-gram diagnostic glucose beverage used in the screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. The company was founded by Jacqueline Ramsey. She has a bachelor’s in Business and Healthcare Administration. Jacquie is also equipped with 15 years of experience working in Endocrinology, Obstetrics, and Medical Device Business Development. She is backed by a medical board of advisors ranging from OBGYN’s, dieticians, midwives, and medical doctors. Maternal
Contributed by: Jacqueline Ramsey
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