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What Are the Potential Complications From Gestational Diabetes for the Baby?

Apart from the potential health complications for the pregnant women due to Gestational Diabetes, your baby could also be at increased risk of:

  • Excessive birth weight, which may cause birth injuries
  • Preterm birth due to high blood sugar levels that may increase a woman’s risk of early labour and delivery
  • Breathing difficulties after birth
  • Low blood sugar levels after birth
  • Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes later in life
  • Stillbirth

Read more about Gestational Diabetes

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