"Once again Tracy gets it just right with the Pregnancy Project and the really nice thing is that she is pregnant too when she works out alongside you month by month. As your body is changing the workout changes on a monthly basis to suit the journey your body is on. I would highly recommend this pregnancy project to whoever is looking for a good workout whilst pregnant. Good luck and congrats!"
It can be difficult to know which workout methods to focus on after pregnancy, but Tracy is an international fitness guru and has a personal interest in this project as she used the exercises to lose weight after her own pregnancy. We have absolutely no doubt that this is one of the best pregnancy fitness DVDs available.
Maternal mortality and morbidity remains high in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) represents an underestimated and unrecognised impediment to optimal maternal health in LMIC; left untreated - it also has severe consequences for the offspring. A better understanding of the barriers hindering detection and treatment of GDM is needed. Based on experiences from World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) supported GDM projects this paper seeks to investigate societal and health system barriers to such efforts. Questionnaires were filled out by 10 WDF supported GDM project partners implementing projects in eight different LMIC. In addition, interviews were conducted with the project partners. The interviews were analysed using content analysis. Barriers to improving maternal health related to GDM nominated by project implementers included lack of trained health care providers - especially female doctors; high staff turnover; lack of standard protocols, consumables and equipment; financing of health services and treatment; lack of or poor referral systems, feedback mechanisms and follow-up systems; distance to health facility; perceptions of female body size and weight gain/loss in relation to pregnancy; practices related to pregnant women's diet; societal negligence of women's health; lack of decision-making power among women regarding their own health; stigmatisation; role of women in society and expectations that the pregnant woman move to her maternal home for delivery. A number of barriers within the health system and society exist. Programmes need to consider and address these barriers in order to improve GDM care and thereby maternal health in LMIC.
Castro, Thiago L. P., Seyffert, Nubia, Ramos, Rommel T. J., Barbosa, Silvanira, Carvalho, Rodrigo D. O., Pinto, Anne Cybelle, Carneiro, Adriana Ribeiro, Silva, Wanderson Marques, Pacheco, Luis G. C., Downson, Christopher G., Schneider, Maria P. C., Miyoshi, Anderson, Azevedo, V. (Vasco) and Silva, Artur (2013)Ion torrent-based transcriptional assessment of a Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis equi strain reveals denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography a promising rRNA depletion method. Microbial Biotechnology, Volume 6 (Number 2). pp. 168-177. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12020 ISSN 1751-7907. 2b1af7f3a8