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what are the complications in gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
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