What Is Gestational Diabetes?
Right now, you might be confused. You didn’t have diabetes before, so why now? When you're pregnant, hormone changes can make your blood sugar level rise. That affects your baby too, since the baby gets nutrients from your blood. Your baby stores that extra sugar as fat, which can make her grow larger than normal.
In most cases, after you give birth, the pregnancy hormones disappear, your blood sugar returns to normal, and your diabetes goes away.