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How does gestational diabetes affect the baby negatively?
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: In many ways
The excess Insulin and glucose can make your baby grow larger than other babies.

In brief: In many ways
The excess Insulin and glucose can make your baby grow larger than other babies.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on control
The average blood sugar during pregnancy will affect the growth of the baby, potential for overgrowth of organs & general size& the risk of birth defects.
A fetus makes their own Insulin & excess sugar is put into overgrowth of tissues, including the heart.Good control in pregnancy stops the problem. When mom's sugar stoops coming (cord clamped) babies Insulin production causes a low sugar problem.

In brief: Depends on control
The average blood sugar during pregnancy will affect the growth of the baby, potential for overgrowth of organs & general size& the risk of birth defects.
A fetus makes their own Insulin & excess sugar is put into overgrowth of tissues, including the heart.Good control in pregnancy stops the problem. When mom's sugar stoops coming (cord clamped) babies Insulin production causes a low sugar problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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