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The Second Trimester

Gestational Diabetes Screening

It is possible to develop diabetes while you are pregnant. While pregnant, women become somewhat resistant to insulin. Most women will compensate by producing more insulin. Some women do not, and as a result their blood sugar can rise. This occurs in about 7% of pregnant women. Having gestational diabetes is associated with some problems …

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Blood types include A, B, AB, and O. Each of these blood types can be either Rh negative or Rh positive (A-, A+, B-, B+, AB-, AB+, O-, O+). Only about 15% of people are Rh negative. This means that their red blood cells do not have a particular antigen on the surface. Antigens are …

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