What are the delivery comlications with gestational diabetes?

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.
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.

Related Questions

Can gestational diabetes untreated cause false positive for any drugs or drug at delivery?

Pregnancy. Nope. Not at all. This is a bizarre question. Diabetes or gestational diabetes is a medical condition of sugar troubles. It in no way causes one to test positive for alcohol or other drugs in any way.
No. Untreated gdm increases glucose levels. Glucose should not cause a false positive drug test.

After delivery, in how many week can I get rid of gestational diabetes?

Usually immediately. For most women with gestational dm, pregnancy (with hormonal changes from the placenta) causes the body temporarily to be unable to control blood glucose levels. Thus, the gestational dm immediately resolves after delivery of placenta. There is still high risk for future type 2 dm. For other women, they may have had preexisting pre-diabetes or type 2 dm. This will then not go away after delivery.

Which is a safer method for delivery; induced labor or c-section? My granddaughter is 19 yrs old. With gestational diabetes. Today with her ob visit they are talking about induced labor to bypass any chance of 'stillbirth' for her child. They have passed

The. The question of whether induced labor or c-section is safer depends on many issues. It depends on the medical condition of the mother and the baby; the estimated weight of the baby; the position that the baby is in; the pelvic size of the mother, as well as other issues. In general, labor inductions are attempted as vaginal delivery overall is safer than c-section, but there are certain situations where a c-section must be performed. I am glad that your grand-daughter is seeing a gynecologist who can help guide her in these decisions.
Depends. Size of baby, other risk factors, mom' s pelvic measurements any other anomalies etc. Listen carefully to risks, benefits, options and timing.

What is gestational diabetes?

Temporary Diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregnant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away. Having gestational diabetes does not mean that a woman will go one to develop diabetes in the absence of pregnancy but it is a risk factor.
Diabetes... That occurs during pregnancy obstetricians standard care looks for patients who develop it puts both mother and fetus at risk for adverse outcomes.

What causes Gestational diabetes?

Insulin Resistance. Gestational Diabetes is the development of glucose "intolerance" after the diagnosis of pregnancy has been made. During pregnancy, at least 6 factors are produced by the pregnancy that interfere with the body's ability to manage blood sugar by blocking the action of insulin. Age, weight, previous history, and family history are among the risk factors. Diet, and/or medication (oral or insulin)

Is gestational diabetes a disease?

Yes. Gestational diabetes is when during pregnancy, a woman is unable to produce enough Insulin to regulate her body's blood sugar. Gestational diabetes should be managed carefully to reduce health risks to the woman and her fetus. Also, there is higher risk of developing diabetes in the future.
Yes -caused by carbs. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse.. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.

What causes gestational diabetes?

Obesity/age/hormones. Excessive maternal weight for height, increasing maternal age, poor dietary habits, family history and placental hormones can all contribute to cause gestational diabetes mellitus in any one pregnant woman. Other risk factors are hispanic race/ethnicity, increasing number of previous pregnancies and multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets etc).
Insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse.. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.

Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Yes, but partially. Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits.
Not really. Not really, but is kind of one of those "runs in the family" type problems.