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What are the delivery comlications with gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: C-section, dystocia.

Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in pregnancy can cause large fetus (macrosomia) and increase the risk of labor dystocia requiring cesarean section, or even shoulder dystocia with severe complications.
Large babies can also cause uterine atony and severe postpartum hemorrhage.

In brief: C-section, dystocia.

Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in pregnancy can cause large fetus (macrosomia) and increase the risk of labor dystocia requiring cesarean section, or even shoulder dystocia with severe complications.
Large babies can also cause uterine atony and severe postpartum hemorrhage.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine

In brief: Couple possible

Most delivery complications related to gestational diabetes occur due to the infants large size.
Women with gdm tend to have larger babies at birth. This larger size can lead to birth trauma for the child and mother. Delivery by c-section may be necessary. You may be at increased risk for high blood pressure as well. There is risk of the baby having low blood sugar after birth.

In brief: Couple possible

Most delivery complications related to gestational diabetes occur due to the infants large size.
Women with gdm tend to have larger babies at birth. This larger size can lead to birth trauma for the child and mother. Delivery by c-section may be necessary. You may be at increased risk for high blood pressure as well. There is risk of the baby having low blood sugar after birth.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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