While flipping through an old (September 2009) edition of Health magazine, I came across on article about women and risk factors for heart disease. It profiled various women under the age of 50 who had risk factors and what they were doing for their heart health.
Of the five women profiled was Jennifer Griola, age 34. Her risk factors included: "Overweight; had borderline gestational diabetes while pregnant." I was thrilled to see that the profile on Jennifer included:
When she was pregnant with her first child - before her weight loss - Griola had borderline gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. (New evidence suggests that women who had high blood pressure while pregnant, especially those who had preeclampsia, have a higher risk of heart disease.) While nursing her baby she started thinking about her lifestyle and being a better role model for her daughter.
Just thought I'd share. How great to see the word getting out there, albeit in a parenthetical :)