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Is a pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes more likely to give birth to a child with high or low birth weight?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Depends on control

If blood sugar control isn't good, the pregnancy can be adversely affected and lead to fetal defects and prematurity, let alone potential loss of pregnancy.
On the other hand, chronically elevated blood sugars can also make the baby too large. Higher risk for c-section and problems with delivery and newborn trouble regulating blood sugar. Please be safe for you and baby and take care of diabetes.

In brief: Depends on control

If blood sugar control isn't good, the pregnancy can be adversely affected and lead to fetal defects and prematurity, let alone potential loss of pregnancy.
On the other hand, chronically elevated blood sugars can also make the baby too large. Higher risk for c-section and problems with delivery and newborn trouble regulating blood sugar. Please be safe for you and baby and take care of diabetes.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually high but...

If a pregnant woman has had a poorly controlled diabetes for long period of time, she is more likely to have a newborn with low birth weight.

In brief: Usually high but...

If a pregnant woman has had a poorly controlled diabetes for long period of time, she is more likely to have a newborn with low birth weight.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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