Gestational Diabetes Baby

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Only after the formation of the baby's body, gestational diabetes affects the mother. Therefore, no birth defects, but babies may develop low blood glucose and breathing difficulty.

Is every diabetic will have to get a Caesarian-Section?

Usually not, for most doctors suggests a vaginal delivery. However, if any complication arises during pregnancy, or if you have extensive eye disease with fragile vessels, your doctor may recommend a C-section. Approximately, 50 to 60% of diabetes women have caesarian-section. 

Gestational diabetes baby's health problem

Gestational diabetes baby

Untreated or poorly controlled gestational diabetes can harm your baby. When you have gestational diabetes, your pancreas works over to produce insulin, but the insulin does not able to lower your blood-glucose levels. Although insulin does not enter the placenta, but glucose and other nutrients enter placenta and reach your child. This excess blood glucose gives the baby high blood-glucose levels. This causes the baby's pancreas to make extra insulin to get rid of the blood glucose. Since the baby is getting more energy than what is actually needed, this excess energy is stored as fat.

This can lead to a fatty baby. These babies face health problems of their own, including damage to their shoulders during birth. Because baby in mother’s womb practiced to excess glucose-level and insulin-secretion, but newborns may have low blood-glucose levels after birth and are at higher risk for breathing problems. This babies when become children are at risk for obesity and when they become adults have high chance to get the type 2 diabetes.

Will my baby be born with diabetes?

No. Your infant will not have diabetes at birth and will not expect to develop it. However, your baby is having your genes and thus slightly increased risk of developing diabetes. The risk for the infant is greater; if the father has diabetes compared with mother.

Does a diabetes mother can breastfeed their baby?

You must breastfeed your baby, if it is possible; it helps both, you and your baby. It is easy for you to manage your diet if you breastfeed. Your child’s risk for type 2 diabetes may be lower if you are breastfeeding your baby and if your child maintains a healthy weight. Bottle-feeding is also acceptable, if breast-feeding does not work out for you.

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