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Will really high blood sugars hurt me or my unborn child?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes

Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening.
High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect. Late in pregnancy high blood sugars cross the placenta and cause the baby to be overly large. Overly large babies sometimes require a cesarean delivery. Best to control blood sugars during pregnancy.

In brief: Diabetes

Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening.
High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect. Late in pregnancy high blood sugars cross the placenta and cause the baby to be overly large. Overly large babies sometimes require a cesarean delivery. Best to control blood sugars during pregnancy.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It can

Diabetes during pregnancy can cause fetal anomalies and difficult deliveries as well as a difficult pregnancy with risks to the mother's overall health.
It's crucial that high blood sugars be controlled during pregnancy.

In brief: It can

Diabetes during pregnancy can cause fetal anomalies and difficult deliveries as well as a difficult pregnancy with risks to the mother's overall health.
It's crucial that high blood sugars be controlled during pregnancy.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your unborn child

Control of your blood sugar is the best garantee of your baby being born without complications and getting use to tight control may be your long term plan tobe his cairing mother for a long time.

In brief: Your unborn child

Control of your blood sugar is the best garantee of your baby being born without complications and getting use to tight control may be your long term plan tobe his cairing mother for a long time.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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