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Complications of gestational diabetes

If you suffer from gestational diabetes both you and your baby are at risk for certain complications during and after pregnancy. However, once effective treatment procedures are followed you can significantly reduce your risksfor these conditions.

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Mother’s Health Risks:

  • Difficult delivery
  • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy or in later life
  • C-section delivery
  • Pre-eclampsia

Baby’s Health Risks:

  • Heavy birthweight
  • Low blood sugar levels
  • Jaundice
  • Seizures
  • Still birth
  • Childhood obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes in later life

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