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What happens if you have gestational diabetes?
Last Updated: 8th April, 2020
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Herein, what happens to the baby if you have gestational diabetes?
If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of: Excessive birth weight. Extra glucose in your bloodstream crosses the placenta, which triggers your baby's pancreas to make extra insulin. This can cause your baby to grow too large (macrosomia).
Beside above, what happens if gestational diabetes goes untreated? If untreated, gestational diabetes can cause problems for your baby, like premature birth and stillbirth. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after you have your baby; but if you have it, you're more likely to develop diabetes later in life.
Keeping this in view, is gestational diabetes caused by diet?
Pregnancy and High Blood Sugar When you eat, your body breaks down carbohydrates from foods into a sugar called glucose. If it can't make enough extra insulin, your blood sugar will rise and you'll get gestational diabetes.
Can you prevent gestational diabetes?
It is not always possible to prevent gestational diabetes. Certain risk factors make it more likely that a woman will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. However, maintaining a healthy weight before and after conception, eating well, and exercising regularly during pregnancy can all reduce the risk.