What are the effects of type 2 diabetes on pregnancy?

Many. Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby.
Increases Risks. Type ii diabetics have increased risk of pregnancy complications. Hormones produced in the placenta result in more Insulin resistance and thus higher glucose levels. Maintaining a strict and consistent diet along with increasing aerobic exercise can control help you maintain appropriate weight gain and a healthy weight for your baby.

Related Questions

Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled. Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?

Not exactly. Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes.

If you have gestational diabetes while pregnant, does the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increase with each pregnancy that you have gdm?

Risk increases. Women who have had gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who have not had gestational diabetes.
Yes. Women with gestational diabetes have about a 40-50% chance of developing overt diabetes within the next 20 years. Also, women have a 40% chance of having gestational diabetes again during their next pregnancy.

I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

Possibly. Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid.

I have problems with fatigue and shakiness. I also bruise for no reason. I had gestational diabetes with my last prenancy. Type 2 diabetes symptoms?

Maybe. The fatigue can occur with high blood sugar and the shakiness can occur with low blood sugar. Both can occur with pre diabetes. The bruising is probably not related. See your doctor to get tested for sugar and bruising.