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Will gestational diabetes affect my baby?

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Your baby will probably be healthy, if you and your doctor manage your blood sugar while you have gestational diabetes.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Gestational Diabetes” and “What is Gestational Diabetes?”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Gestational Diabetes."

National Diabetes Education Program: “Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Gestational Diabetes” and “What is Gestational Diabetes?”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Gestational Diabetes."

National Diabetes Education Program: “Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

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