Gestational diabetes a growing concern for mothers, babies

10/29/2008 | NYTimes.com

An overall increase in women's pre-pregnancy weight has resulted in a doubling of gestational diabetes cases, and experts are learning that even small blood sugar abnormalities can impact pregnancy outcomes. A study of more than 23,000 nondiabetic pregnant women linked increases in blood sugar levels to a risk of having a baby too large for vaginal birth or a baby with low blood sugar and high insulin levels.

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