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Is my baby at risk if I have diabetes?

Having any form of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes, type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes) increases the risk of problems for your unborn baby. Your baby may be at risk of having abnormalities at birth, being larger at birth (which increases the risk of a complicated labor, birth injuries and caesarean section), being stillborn and/or needing hospital care. However, these risks can be reduced by regularly monitoring the mother's blood sugar levels and keeping them under control.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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