Melinda Delisle

Is Gestational Diabetes a Problem Beyond Pregnancy?

A recent study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research showed that over 23% of the study participants with a history of gestational diabetes were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within 9 years, compared to about 9% of the control group. Studies in the United States have put the risk significantly higher, citing 35-60% of women with a history of gestational diabetes developing type 2 diabetes within 10-20 years. So there definitely is an increased risk.

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Moms with gestational diabetes DO appear to have a higher cesarean risk

Many childbirth educators and other childbirth professionals have suspected it for a long time, but now there is peer-reviewed proof (if there was not any already): just having the label of having gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) raises a woman’s risk of having a cesarean section. In the study, “Gestational diabetes mellitus: A risk factor for

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