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How much of a risk is gestational diabetes for the fetus?

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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Baby may be at risks

Excessive birth weight.
Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Jaundice. Type 2 diabetes later in life.

In brief: Baby may be at risks

Excessive birth weight.
Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Jaundice. Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Higher than normal

The baby can have macrosomia (large birth weight), increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia, jaundice, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, cardiomyopathy.
The mother is also at risk for diabetes after pregnancy, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic or has a family history of diabetes.

In brief: Higher than normal

The baby can have macrosomia (large birth weight), increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia, jaundice, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, cardiomyopathy.
The mother is also at risk for diabetes after pregnancy, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic or has a family history of diabetes.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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