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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Overweight Pregnant Women at Risk

Being overweight with even moderately elevated blood glucose is a burden for nondiabetic expectant mothers. A study of more than 23,300 women found that while obese women with gestational diabetes had the greatest risk for unfavorable pregnancy outcomes—such as having a large baby, preeclampsia, and a cesarean section—overweight pregnant women with moderately elevated blood glucose were at risk, too, for having large babies. Their babies weighed 7.5 ounces more on average than those of normal-weight women without diabetes.
Source: Diabetes Care, April 2012

 
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