Can Gestational Diabetes affect the Baby?

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Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Typically seen in the second or third trimester, and usually resolves after the baby is born. It is estimated to affect between 2% to 10% of pregnancies. There is an increase in the incidence due to factors such as obesity and older maternal age.

While gestational diabetes may not necessarily cause any symptoms, it can have significant effects on the developing baby. In this blog post, we will discuss how gestational diabetes can affect the baby and what can be done to manage it.