How Will Gestational Diabetes Affect Me?

Gestational diabetes increases the chances of certain pregnancy complications. Your doctor or midwife will want to watch your health and your baby's health closely for the rest of your pregnancy.

Possible risks include:

Higher chance of needing a C-section
High blood pressure or preeclampsia
Preterm birth

After birth, you will have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle changes can lower the odds of that happening. Just as you can help your child, you can lower your own risk of obesity and diabetes.