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GESTATION, med. jur. The time during which a female, who has conceived, carries the embryo or foetus in her uterus. By the common consent of mankind, the term of gestation is considered to be ten lunar months, or forty weeks, equal to nine calendar months and a week. This period has been adopted, because general observation, when it could be correctly made, has proved its correctness. Cyclop. of Pract. Med. vol. 4, p. 87, art. Succession of inheritance. But this may vary one, two, or three weeks. Co. Litt. 123 b, Harg. & Butler's, note 190*; Ryan's Med. Jurisp. 121; Coop. Med. Jur: 18; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 203-211; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 478. See Pregnancy.

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Although each state may form a policy regarding the validity of gestational carrier agreements by passing distinct legislation or adopting a uniform act, the states should adopt a uniform provision regarding the enforceability of choice of law provisions concerning these agreements.
The overall percentages showed rates of gestational diabetes for the general population of 3.
After examining the applicable paternity statute, the court found that it was apparent that the statute is simply an inadequate and inappropriate device to resolve parentage determinations of children born of this type of gestational surrogacy.
Gestational diabetes can be controlled with a special diet and/or insulin injections.
After studying records from 6,550 women who were born between weeks 37 and 44 in 1974 and who had babies of their own in 1995, researchers found that the women who were born in the bottom tenth percentile of standard weight charts were three to four times more likely to have gestational diabetes when they were pregnant.
One solution would be for the gestational parents to have sole custody and for the genetic parents to have no contact with the child during its minority.
Women with gestational diabetes are up to seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within several years after pregnancy.
Diabetes UK claims a rise in gestational diabetes rates could cause a "health time bomb" in the future because children will be at a greater risk of developing health problems such as heart disease and kidney failure.
Given that we know being overweight significantly increases risk of gestational diabetes, we need to get across the message that making sure they are a healthy weight is important for their child's health and that this health benefit may stretch many years into the future.
According to the NHS, as many as one in five pregnant women get gestational diabetes, which is caused by too much glucose in the blood.
The incidence of gestational diabetes can be reduced in high-risk women with individualized lifestyle intervention focused on diet and physical activity, new research suggests.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated guidance for the diagnosis and postnatal care of women with gestational diabetes.