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A pregnant woman is Hepatitis B positive. She is very likely to transmit the infection to her baby because she is also HBeAg positive and has a high HBV DNA load. What can we do to reduce the risk of mother to child virus transmission? See Answer
In the non-pregnant state, normal fasting plasma glucose is equal to or less than 5.6mmol/L (according to American Diabetic Association) or equal to or less than 6.0mmol/L (according to WHO). Is this the same when a woman is pregnant? The answer is NO. When a woman is pregnant, the upper limit for normal fasting plasma glucose is expected to be lower. A value more than 5.1mmol/l (92mg/dL) is suspicious of gestational diabetes. Reference

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