If the mother is over 25, has a family history of diabetes or if the child delivered is over 9 pounds, she is most likely to suffer from gestational diabetes.
When the blood sugar levels increase during pregnancy, the condition is known as gestational diabetes.
The pregnancy hormones can block insulting from performing its function properly. Due to this, the glucose levels increase in a pregnant woman’s blood. The following things can trigger the condition or put you at a higher risk of having gestational diabetes.
Most women who suffer from diabetes during pregnancy are able to deliver healthy babies. But if gestational diabetes cannot be managed carefully, it leads to uncontrolled blood sugar levels that and cause problems for the mother and the baby. The condition also increases the chances of a C-section to deliver. There can be some other complications like:
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