The Effects of Gestational Diabetes on the Baby

Being a very large baby, being born early, having low blood sugar and developing diabetes later in the life are some consequences of gestational diabetes on babies.

Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there’s a routine test that is recommended for everyone between 24 and 28 weeks, but if a pregnant woman has some risk factors (diabetes, family history or overweight) she can be tested earlier. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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