Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Q: How does gestational diabetes affect pregnancy and labour?

A: Gestational diabetes increases risk of macrosomia (defined as a birth weight higher than 4kg), hydramnios (increased amniotic fluid volume), urinary infections, preterm labour, Caesarean section and the need to use instruments (forceps, spatulas...) for assisting labour.
No increased risk of congenital malformations has been associated with gestational diabetes.