Effects Of Gestational Diabetes On Baby

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How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect A Developing Baby?

Q: How does gestational diabetes affect a developing baby? A: You can help minimize your baby's chances of developing complications by carefully managing your gestational diabetes. The condition can cause a newborn to grow very big in utero (over 9 pounds), which may result in a traumatic delivery in which your baby could be injured. Having a very large baby also dramatically increases your chances of needing a cesarean section. Other potential problems for the baby include hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), jaundice, electrolyte abnormalities, seizures, and breathing problems due to immature lungs (called respiratory distress syndrome). Furthermore, a new study published by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that children born to mothers who had gestational diabetes are twice as likely to meet the criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by age 6 as those whose mothers did not develop the condition. They may also be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. Continue reading >>

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  1. kloc12

    I am on Met and thinking of starting an anti-depressant b/c I am having pblms w/ depression. But not to the point where I desperatley need an anti-depressant. My depression was sparked by Yasmin and now on Nuvaring, still not feeling THAT much better. I am stopping Birth control after this month. I heard that wellbutrin is good. How are wellbutrin and metformin together? I am curious. Last year I took prozac and that caused me to have lack of orgasm. Now, I am not sure what to take and I heard wellbutrin may not cause that. Also I do not want to gain weight, does that make u? I gained weight on BC and do NOT want any more. I want to FEEL normal again, anyone have experiences w/ Wellbutrin as well as being on Met??

  2. hopeless

    I take met and Wellbutrin. I haven't had any issues with weight gain, but then...I've always been a thin cyster, so it's hard to say.
    I also couldn't orgasm with prozac (or effexor, or celexa), but it's find with Wellbutrin.
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  3. TickledPink

    I am on celexa right now and am having no problems........

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