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premature baby birth I had diabetes

Gestational diabetes usually comes to light during the second trimester of a pregnancy. The risk to the baby is lower than for women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

 (Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin)

(Type 2 diabetes is when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly known as insulin resistance).

How can gestational diabetes effect a baby growing inside the womb.

Its important to attend regular antenatl visits as  uncontrolled gestational diabetes can mean problems for your baby, such as

  • being born very large and with extra fat making delivery difficult and more dangerous for baby.low blood glucose levels right after delivery.

If you have gestational diabetes, your midwife andmedical team may recommend extra tests to check on baby, such as extra scans, to see how your baby is growing and baby kick counts to check your baby’s activity. Babies with mums -to-be of gestational diabetes can be born rather large at birth.

Ketoacidosis can cause fetal death at any stage. All women should test urine for ketones if blood glucose is high and if they are quite unwell.

  • Pregnant women with good diabetes control and with further no complications, the pregnancy may be continued to 39-40 weeks.
  • It is not uncommon for a pregnany woman with gestational diabetes to be hospitalized during the last trimester,especiailly if high blood pressure is also shown and baby could then born at 37 weeks premature.The weight of baby may still be quite large even at this gestation.
    • C section rates are often higher than a non-diabetic pregnant women.

    diabetes care after a delivery of baby

  • If breast-feeding reduce insulin dose further once lactation is well established.
  •  The gestational diabetes recovers after birth, if problems arise discuss this at  the 6 weeks post natal checkup with the G.P.
  • Mum and baby are a more at risk  after delivery of contracting type 2 diabetes later on in life.
  • today concludes reasons for premature births. Next week we look at pregnant celebrities in the limelight.Follow each of your favourite pregnant stars and if you to are due the same time as they are get the latest updates at on Cheeky Chums wordpress blog comparing mum to be notes.


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