Endocrinology and nutrition

Diabetes & pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 April, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic will not end when the isolation order ends and although circulation through the streets will be permitted with the appropriate protective measures, pregnant women must continue to avoid contagion like the rest of the population.

At Instituto Bernabeu, following WHO recommendations and those of Scientific Societies, we have established criteria for […]

2020-05-05T13:42:11+02:0025 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Nutrition and exercise during quarantine for pregnant women

During
pregnancy, the future mother undergoes many hormonal changes. In addition, it
is important to attend to the nutritional needs given the new situation of home
isolation due to COVID-19.

It is important to follow a healthy diet, ensuring that both the mother and the baby receive the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

If the expectant mother does not have […]

2020-05-04T15:20:01+02:0020 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Breast Feeding and COVID-19. Is it safe for newborns?

Given the pandemic we are living in, it is very important to safeguard breastfeeding. To stop breastfeeding in the face of the coronavirus (COVID19) may pose more risk than benefit for both the mother and the newborn.

UNICEF, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, WHO as well as the CDC report that the virus has not been […]

2020-09-03T17:49:39+02:0015 de April de 2020|0 Comments

What impact does Celiac disease have on pregnancy?

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1  2.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]

2020-09-03T17:41:42+02:0027 de December de 2019|0 Comments

How can we improve the chances of pregnancy for women who are obese?

The extent of the issue

Obesity is a public health issue both in the general population and in women of childbearing age. Far from improving, the problem has progressively increased over the last few years.

A study published in the journal The Lancet concludes that 13% of the world population has weight
issues. In Spain, there is a growing […]

2020-05-18T17:11:31+02:0010 de May de 2019|0 Comments

I’m pregnant. What foods should I avoid eating?

During pregnancy, the future mother experiences a number of hormonal changes. It is also very important to be aware of nutritional requirements since they can vary throughout gestation.

It is important to follow a balanced diet that has been adapted to the woman’s new circumstances so that both the mother and baby obtain the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that […]

2020-09-03T17:34:52+02:003 de May de 2019|0 Comments

Obesity and fertility

The extent of the issue
Obesity is a public health issue both in the general population and in women of childbearing age. The figures are a proof of this and, far from improving, the problem has been getting progressively worse over the last few years.
Maternal obesity in the United States of America was calculated to be 7% in 1980 and had risen up to 24% by 1999. If we take into account both obesity and excess weight, the available data indicates that the figures were 37.1% in 1999 and 40.5% in 2003.
The NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) reveals obesity figures (BMI or body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2) in women of reproductive age (20 to 39 years of age) of 31.9%.
In other words, one in every three women of a fertile age is obese. […]

2018-12-07T10:06:37+02:007 de December de 2018|0 Comments

What is the impact of obesity on male fertility?

Obesity, when understood as a body mass index (BMI) in excess of 30kg/m2, is associated with numerous health issues including hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and so on. It also affects fertility. In women, the impact of obesity is very clear. It generates hormonal abnormalities that have a direct impact on a woman’s ability to reproduce. As a result, obesity in women has been the subject of numerous studies and there are a large number of publications on the matter. […]

2018-11-09T13:11:18+02:009 de November de 2018|0 Comments

What impact does cholesterol have on my fertility?

Cholesterol plays an essential role in ensuring that our organism works correctly. Its impact on the heart is still given priority in terms of analysis because of the elevated impact and frequency of diseases of this kind.
Whilst all the other areas of influence have been analysed to a much lesser degree, in some cases such as infertility, the effects of this essential component are now starting to come to light.
What is the importance of cholesterol in fertility? […]

2018-01-25T13:03:47+02:0026 de January de 2018|0 Comments

What you should (or should not) eat in order to give birth to a healthy child

We are what we eat. This classic of all classics is particularly important from the time when we try to get pregnant and for the 9 months that a pregnancy lasts because the quality of our diet and whether or not we include or exclude certain nutrients from our diet is key to ensuring that the organism develops correctly.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:
Everything our child needs it gets from our blood and our blood is nourished by what we eat. This period of a woman’s life does not combine well with diets aimed at losing weight: you need to go back to eating the carbohydrates that give you energy. This includes both the brown cereals that will help you to combat constipation thanks to the fibre they contain and the white ones that will help you to absorb iron and calcium. […]

2017-11-10T10:41:18+02:0010 de November de 2017|0 Comments
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