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Can your baby die inside you, if you have gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Not only do you risk early pregnancy loss or increased birth defects with uncontrolled diabetes in pregnancy, but you have the risk of a stillborn in late pregnancy if blood sugars are too high.
This is why you need tight glycemic control, not just to avoid a large baby. Fasting cs should be < 100 and 1 hr post prandials < 140.

In brief: Yes
Not only do you risk early pregnancy loss or increased birth defects with uncontrolled diabetes in pregnancy, but you have the risk of a stillborn in late pregnancy if blood sugars are too high.
This is why you need tight glycemic control, not just to avoid a large baby. Fasting cs should be < 100 and 1 hr post prandials < 140.
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: It is possible
If a woman has gestational diabetes and doesn't control her blood sugar levels, it is possible for her to have a miscarriage.
If you have gestational diabetes, it is important to follow up closely with your physician so they can make sure you and your baby are healthy!

In brief: It is possible
If a woman has gestational diabetes and doesn't control her blood sugar levels, it is possible for her to have a miscarriage.
If you have gestational diabetes, it is important to follow up closely with your physician so they can make sure you and your baby are healthy!
Holly Barth
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