24 May 2022

The risks and consequences of gestational diabetes

Has a blood test detected gestational diabetes? A balanced diet is necessary to avoid the risks and consequences of childbirth!

Typical in pregnancy, gestational diabetes should not be taken lightly, as there are risks for you and your baby:

  • A more difficult delivery because of the baby's weight being over 4kg.
  • Nerve or heart defects in your baby.
  • Low blood sugar when your baby is born.

Ask your doctor or midwife for advice on how to monitor your blood sugar and help you follow a balanced diet.