Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes occurs when your body stops producing insulin or does not respond to insulin.
Gestational Diabetes usually go away after pregnancy, it can cause serious health risks like:
- Premature Birth
- A Higher risk of developing preeclampsia
- Higher Birth Weight of the baby
- Low Blood sugar levels in the baby at birth
- A risk for higher blood pressure
Signs of Gestational Diabetes
Some of the most common symptoms of gestational Diabetes include:
- Frequent Urination
- Frequent bladder, vaginal or skin infections
- Blurred Vision
- Extreme thirst
- Sugar in the urine
If you are experiencing these symptoms or notice any other unusual symptoms during pregnancy, Talk to your doctor about the possibility of gestational diabetes. One common myth is that pregnant women can eat whatever they want. Unfortunately. Overeating or eating unhealthy during pregnancy can result in medical problems like gestational Diabetes.