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Ah, pregnancy, a time of joy and growth. Especially during the second half of pregnancy, your body goes through enormous physical changes that affect the digestive system. As your baby and uterus grow, the digestive organs shift to make way for the baby, which results in a variety of issues like nausea, heartburn, bloating, and gas.
I’ve always found the topic of autoimmunity very fascinating, probably because it hit very close to home for me. My older sister was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a few months after giving birth to her son. She was in so much pain in her knees and elbows, she could barely get up from bed or hold her baby.
While many people view gestational diabetes (GD) or high blood sugar during pregnancy as a temporary condition, in reality it can have a lasting impact in women's health. Gestational diabetes recurrence is very common, affecting up to 73% of women in subsequent pregnancies.