The potential risk factors
Gestational diabetes may appear as non-threatening or irrelevant, but it is still a form of diabetes nonetheless. Past studies have found that there are health risks associated with gestational diabetes, even after the child has been born. In fact, “babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes also tend to have high birth weights, as well as also being at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life.” In most cases, diabetes is a health condition that remains with a person for a majority of their life. Putting a child at risk for diabetes is a risk that most mothers are not willing to take.