Both gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes during pregnancy pose great risks to the health of the woman and the baby. When discovered during pregnancy, diabetes is referred to as gestational diabetes . Gestational diabetes usually disappears naturally after delivery and treatment is automatically stopped after the baby is born. But this is not the case for women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, who tend to have their sugar level still high even after termination of pregnancy.
Diabetes when not properly treated offers serious health risks such as heart attacks, brain vascular damage and even blindness. Current research shows how serious gestational diabetes is even though it is considered a milder form of common diabetes, it can cause damage to the life of the mother and baby. Women who suffer from gestational diabetes have a higher risk of complications during childbirth, and their babies are larger than normal. Babies are also exposed to a greater chance of suffering from breathing problems and jaundice .
For women who have been diagnosed with diabetes even after delivery, including their baby. They have a greater chance of acquiring type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.
That is why the test to check for diabetes during pregnancy is extremely necessary and makes the appropriate treatment start immediately, eliminating the chances of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Some signs serve as a warning alert, such as overweight women, family history with diabetics, women over 40 years of age, birth history of a very large baby previously in addition to the presence of glucose in the urine that is found during the examination of routine prenatal urine.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.