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The GD Diet

Posted by: Mari Walker on Feb 10, 2016 in Pregnancy

After I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 17 weeks I assumed I’d be following a low carbohydrate diet. I have experience with that from the South Beach diet that I used before my first pregnancy and smart carb dieting recommended by the staff of the Metabolic Clinic while I successfully managed my insulin resistance and tried to get pregnant a second time.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Feb 09, 2016 in Uncategorized

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why take the risk?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Feb 08, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

The following post was written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime.

More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, having sex, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy. About half of all US pregnancies are unplanned and, even if planned, most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. This means a woman might be drinking and exposing her developing baby to alcohol without knowing it.

Throw Me Something Healthy, Mister: A Low-Fat King Cake for Carnival Season

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Feb 04, 2016 in Family Fun

Mardi GrasWith Mardi Gras right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on beads, mark your parade routes and pull your purple, green and gold wardrobe out of the closet. But what Mardi Gras would be complete without Louisiana’s sweetest holiday treat – a king cake?

While the high-sugar, high-carb, high-calorie and high-just about everything king cakes found in area bakeries can leave your diet with a hangover the following Wednesday, there are healthier options so you can have your king cake and eat it, too.

Super Healthy Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Feb 02, 2016 in health

The following post is written by Nutrition Services with Woman’s Hospital.

superbowl_foodThe big game is here and the place to be is in front of a TV with your closest friends and family cheering your team on to victory.

But while you’re enjoying the game (or the commercials), your waistline may not be having such a Super Sunday. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans, and the average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game.

Don’t ruin the party by chowing down on thousands of unnecessary calories this year. Woman’s Nutrition Services has tips to keep you in the game and your diet on track.

What’s Going On This Weekend In Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jan 29, 2016 in Family Fun

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Your Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Guide

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jan 28, 2016 in Family Fun

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The smell of King Cakes is in the air. Shelves are lined with plastic beads. Everyone’s normal Purple and Gold attire now has an added Green color. Yep, Mardi Gras season is here in Baton Rouge.

This year’s Mardi Gras promises to be a great one, with six parades rolling through the streets of downtown and Southdowns. Check out the schedule below, and be ready to yell, “Throw me something, Mister!”

What to Expect at Your First Diabetes Center Visit

Posted by: Mari Walker on Jan 26, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

I met with Ellie, a diabetes nurse educator, and Sara, a dietitian, at the Woman’s Hospital Diabetes Center about a week after I failed the three-hour glucose test. I was surprised when I called to schedule the appointment that someone actually answered the phone – there’s no answering service like I’m used to with my doctor’s office.

I was instructed to bring my glucose meter and supplies with me. I had a lot of trouble getting those from the pharmacy because my insurance would only pay for a specific brand (or at least that’s what my pharmacist thought). I ended up getting a name brand machine, meaning the test strips are more expensive. But so far insurance is covering that so other than the initial hassle that was OK.

Lifestyle Choices That Can Affect Your Fertility

Posted by: Dr. John Storment on Jan 25, 2016 in Infertility

Lifestyle choices do make a difference when it comes to making a baby. To achieve the maximal chance of conceiving, especially as the treatment becomes more complex (such as with IVF), it is important to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what are the habits that can be most damaging to your fertility?

Listed here are seven lifestyle questions that will help you identify the biggest roadblocks to your chances of a future pregnancy. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, your fertility might be at risk. Speak to your doctor about ways you can break your unhealthy habits to optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy.

What’s Going On This Weekend In Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jan 22, 2016 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

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