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Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Uncontrolled diabetes in the first trimester can cause birth defects in the baby, typically heart or skeletal defects.
Gestational diabetes acquired later in pregnancy is typically not associated with fetal deformities, but can also cause problems such as a big baby or problems with the amniotic fluid.

In brief: Yes

Uncontrolled diabetes in the first trimester can cause birth defects in the baby, typically heart or skeletal defects.
Gestational diabetes acquired later in pregnancy is typically not associated with fetal deformities, but can also cause problems such as a big baby or problems with the amniotic fluid.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Undiagnosed and/or uncontrolled diabetes may cause fetal deformities.
These malformations can range from heart defects to spinal cord development problems.

In brief: Yes

Undiagnosed and/or uncontrolled diabetes may cause fetal deformities.
These malformations can range from heart defects to spinal cord development problems.
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