Gestational Diabetes How Big Was Your Baby

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How Gestational Diabetes Affects You & Your Baby

When you're pregnant, hormone changes can make your blood sugar level rise. Gestational diabetes will raise the odds of pregnancy complications. After you're diagnosed, your doctor or midwife will want to watch your health and your baby's health closely for the rest of your pregnancy. Most women with gestational diabetes have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Getting good treatment makes all the difference. How Will It Affect My Baby? Your higher blood sugar affects your baby, too, since they gets nutrients from your blood. Your baby stores that extra sugar as fat, which can make them grow larger than normal. They're more likely to have certain complications: Injuries during delivery because of their size Low blood sugar and mineral levels when they're born Jaundice, a treatable condition that makes the skin yellowish Pre-term birth Later in life, your baby might have a greater chance of obesity and diabetes. So help your child live a healthy lifestyle -- it can lower their odds for these problems. How Will It Affect Me? You might have: A higher chance of needing a C-section Pre-term birth Your blood sugar will probably return to normal after you give birth. But you'll have a Continue reading >>

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  1. 3timesaround

    It was opposite for me. They kept telling me how little she was. Borderline IGUR. 11th percentile. I was induced 4 days early and she was a respectable 6 pounds 15 ounces. About 50th percentile for all her measurements!
    Of course, she was quite little for me. My first two kids were 9 and 8.3 and I didn't have GD with them.

  2. ktbowers

    I am interested in this also. My baby is measuring a few weeks ahead so wondering how accurate it is.

  3. apandalynn

    My daughter was born at 38 weeks and was 8 lbs 2 oz, she was a typical "football player shaped" GD baby. I was on glyburide and my numbers were not very well controlled.....no matter what I did :( My current pregnancy my numbers are controlled much better, but my baby measured 21 weeks at my 19 week scan. But they are not 100% accurate. But I am betting on having another large baby. Pleas this one is a boy, so I expect him to be at least 9 lbs....but I could be wrong.

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