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How much bigger will my baby be if I have gdm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on control

A babies size with gdm will reflect the mothers average blood sugar status.
Great control produces a baby no different than non-gdm mothers. Poor control(high blood sugars) translates to baby & baby organ overgrowth, higher risk of birth defects, need for baby to be on IV sugar after birth, etc.

In brief: Depends on control

A babies size with gdm will reflect the mothers average blood sugar status.
Great control produces a baby no different than non-gdm mothers. Poor control(high blood sugars) translates to baby & baby organ overgrowth, higher risk of birth defects, need for baby to be on IV sugar after birth, etc.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It depends...

... On how well you manage your sugars.
Moms who follow the gdm diet and check their sugar regularly can have average sized babies. Work with your doctor and nutritionist to keep your sugars in a healthy range.

In brief: It depends...

... On how well you manage your sugars.
Moms who follow the gdm diet and check their sugar regularly can have average sized babies. Work with your doctor and nutritionist to keep your sugars in a healthy range.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Dr. Alison Stuebe
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