How Will Gestational Diabetes Affect My Baby?

Because your baby may be larger than normal, he or she is at higher risk for some complications. Remember, these are just possible complications. Your baby might have none of them. They include:

Injuries during delivery because of the baby's size
Low blood sugar and mineral levels at birth
Jaundice, a treatable condition that makes the skin yellowish
Preterm birth
Temporary breathing problems
Later in life, your baby might have higher risks of obesity and diabetes. So help your child live a healthy lifestyle -- it can lower his chances of obesity and diabetes

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