Is Meghan Trainor and her unborn son’s health at risk? Gestational diabetes causes obstacle in pregnancy
Gestational diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels to become high during pregnancy. It is said to affect nearly 10% of women who get pregnant in the US each year
Is pregnant Meghan Trainor alright? The question has been haunting millions of her fans ever since the shocking revelation about her health condition. The ‘Dear Future Husband’ singer recently revealed that she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. She is expecting her first child, a song, with her husband Daryl Sabara, who is due in February.
Even though the couple kept the pregnancy news under the wraps for quite a long time, they shared the exciting news in October and eventually revealed that they were having a son. However, her recent diagnosis has caused concern and one couldn't help but wonder if the singer and her baby’s life is at risk.
What is gestational diabetes?
Trainor, while talking about her pregnancy, said on ‘Today’ show, “Got a little tiny bump in the road - I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but it's manageable and it's okay. And I'm healthy and the baby's healthy. I just have to really pay attention to everything I eat”
Gestational diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels to become high during pregnancy. It is said to affect nearly 10% of women who get pregnant in the US each year. The sugar levels could cause high blood pressure during pregnancy and in certain instances may require the delivery to be carried out via C-Section, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The complications also include a pre-mature birth and chances of the child developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
But, in Tarinor’s case, the condition runs in her family. She got herself tested as her mother had the same condition when she was pregnant. “I mentioned it to my doctor and they tested me and were like, ’Okay, your blood sugars are pretty high’. So I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m sorry - I had a Pop-Tart’ and they were like, ‘It doesn’t work like that but let’s focus on eating the right stuff and working out.’" Trainor added.
However, curbing cravings has been hard for the pregnant singer who has admitted to enjoying sugary food. Trainor said, “I’m never like, 'Oh ice cream', and now I’m like, 'I want a tub'. Also, like candy - I want a whole thing of Gushers right now.”
But, the singer has got a trainer to stay fit and says she has “stopped eating crap.” Reportedly, the diagnosis has the singer and Sabara curbing their plans for the upcoming holidays. "My husband's worried this year, it's definitely harder with quarantine to be creative at home and then, because we're pregnant, we don't drink, we don't party, we don't celebrate. And so our next thought was like, okay food, like let's go in, but now with gestational diabetes, we have to be like, let's count every carb that we eat.” She turns 27 on December 22, which also happens to be their wedding anniversary.