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How does gestational diabetes affect the reproductive system?
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Doesn't
It basically increases risk [adverse outcomes] to mom, fetus, newborn if not treated aggressively.

In brief: Doesn't
It basically increases risk [adverse outcomes] to mom, fetus, newborn if not treated aggressively.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
In brief: Not much
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed after women are already pregnant, so it doesn't affect their ability to have children.
If it's not controlled, in severe cases it can increase the risk of the baby dying (stillbirth), so in that way could have an impact on a happy outcome. Women with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes are certainly at risk for fetal loss.

In brief: Not much
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed after women are already pregnant, so it doesn't affect their ability to have children.
If it's not controlled, in severe cases it can increase the risk of the baby dying (stillbirth), so in that way could have an impact on a happy outcome. Women with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes are certainly at risk for fetal loss.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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