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If u have gestational diabetes at what point would your baby start to grow larger than average?Could it be larger in the 1st trimester or later on?

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Dr. Phillip Shubert
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Typically later

Gestational diabetes by its very nature is a condition that develops later in pregnancy.
It has to do with Insulin resistance caused by the hormones from the placenta. This would not impact a pregnancy in the first trimester. You would expect to see growth issues in the second or third trimesters.

In brief: Typically later

Gestational diabetes by its very nature is a condition that develops later in pregnancy.
It has to do with Insulin resistance caused by the hormones from the placenta. This would not impact a pregnancy in the first trimester. You would expect to see growth issues in the second or third trimesters.
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