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Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

Prognosis. Good for all if the diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. Work closely with your physicians. Be mindful of what you eat and do. Gestational diabetes is not a death sentence. There are many effective treatment options currently available. Read more...
Gestational diabetes. If a mother has gestational diabetes this can usually be well controlled with diet or diet and insulin. It is important for the mother to monitor her blood sugars and keep them in the normal range. Mothers who have high blood sugars during the pregnancy give birth to large infants and these babies may have hypoglycemia (low blood sugars) after birth and often need to be treated with IV glucose. Read more...

How much of a risk is gestational diabetes to the fetus?

Profound. High blood sugar during fetal development can lead to excessive growth (macrosomia), predispose to adult diabetes mellitus, increase the risk for cesarean section, shoulder dystocia and fetal death from cardiac arrhythmias and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most women with gdm have normal outcomes, but are at increased risk for all of the above, as well as polyhydramnios, preeclampsia (hypertension). Read more...

How much of a risk is gestational diabetes for the fetus?

Baby may be at risks. Excessive birth weight. Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Jaundice. Type 2 diabetes later in life. Read more...
Higher than normal. The baby can have macrosomia (large birth weight), increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia, jaundice, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, cardiomyopathy. The mother is also at risk for diabetes after pregnancy, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic or has a family history of diabetes. Read more...

How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

Glucose load. Normal fetal size and development depends in one way on receiving glucose from the placenta in a normal concentration.Baby begins to make its own Insulin supply in pregnancy, and the amount it makes is driven by the amount of sugar it encounters.With the excess from gd, the baby begins to store the excess anywhere it will go, both as fat and an increased organ size. Read more...
High sugar levels. High sugar levels from mom cross over to the baby, and the baby makes extra Insulin to lower its sugar levels. That Insulin makes baby grow bigger. That's why it's important for moms to control their blood sugars. Read more...

Can a really bad crying episode during pregnancy cause enough oxygen deprivation that the baby gets Cerebral palsy?

Crying spell. A bad crying spell will not deprive your fetus of oxygen and your baby will not get CP from your crying. Read more...
No. If you are alert enough to do the work of crying, baby is getting plenty of oxygen. It is difficult to deal with the waiting & worrying. There is a lot we don't know about CP. It is rare & most times we never figure out why it happens, but as someone who has studied this in detail, I am confident this did not hurt baby. Read more...

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

No. No, BV is an overgrowth of bacteria that can in most cases be easily treated with antibiotics. CP is most often caused by the baby suffering a lack of oxygen during delivery. Read more...
Unrelated. The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. Read more...