What are the effects of gestational diabetes on me and my baby?

Most women with gestational diabetes have healthy pregnancies as long as they control the blood sugars well. Women with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for high blood pressure, preeclampsia and even after pregnancy, they are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.

For the baby, there is risk of having a large baby which can cause problems and injuries during delivery, the baby may have low blood sugar at birth, premature birth, jaundice, breathing problems and later in the life they may be at risk of being overweight or obese, may even develop diabetes.

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