Gestational diabetes potentially can affect a pregnant mother and her baby adversely if it is left untreated and unmanaged. There are several negative health implications for the baby in particular if blood sugar levels remain uncontrolled through
Most women who have gestational diabetes do not develop any complications and deliver healthy babies. However if the blood sugar levels are not well controlled gestational diabetes can affect both the mother and the fetus. Possible complications in the baby: Excess growth of the baby can cause your baby to grow too large (macrosomia). This increases their risk of birth injuries or a C-section birth.
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