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How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect The Baby After Birth

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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. VERMILIONCLAY

    RUSSELL38 That is wonderful! your an inspiration!! Hugs,Verm
    Be who you are and say what you feel...
    Because those that matter... don't mind...
    And those that mind.... don't matter."

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  2. VERMILIONCLAY

    July of this year it was 12.6 two months later after some really hard work, 8.7, the doctor couldn't believe it!! still lowering it!! check again in December, will let you know! Hugs,Verm
    Be who you are and say what you feel...
    Because those that matter... don't mind...
    And those that mind.... don't matter."

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  3. RUSSELL_40

    Mine was 9.4, and I regularly had 300 blood sugars, some as high as 600. I was 361 lbs.
    I started low carb 3 and a half years ago, and have been off all diabetes meds for 28 months now. My last A1C was 5.1, lower than my 28 year old doctor's, who is 130 lbs.
    I dropped 140 lbs also, put back on 40 over the summer, and now back down to 248, but overall, down 113. That helped.
    "We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "
    - Albert Einstein
    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
    - Henry Ford


    current weight: 179.6



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