this is my second pregnancy. now I m 30th week. I m facing issue of gestational diabetes. in first pregnancy. it was controlled through diet management. but this time I m unable to control it through diet. I want to know the implications of gestational diabetes on pregnancy during delivery and on child after birth.

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If diabetes is not controlled with diet alone, then you should consult your doctor for prescription of appropriate medication for the same. It is very important to have the blood sugars controlled. Uncontrolled diabetes increases the chances of many complications in pregnancy , such as having a big sized baby, increased amount of water around the baby leading to complications, increased incidence of cesarean section and operative delivery, increase in blood loss and infections after the delivery, small or growth restricted baby, structural abnormalities in baby, preterm birth etc. Baby may also show metabolic difficulties such as abnormal blood sugars, abnormal electrolyte levels, feeding problems, infections, jaundice etc. Babies delivered to mothers with uncontrolled diabetes have higher rates of admission to the nursery. So, speak to your doctor regarding this and get your blood sugar levels controlled.

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