able to normalize their blood glucose after birth; however, sometimes they
need a little extra help. The most likely issue you will run into will be
that the baby's blood sugar is low, which could potentially require some
sugar water or formula supplementation if he/she does not take to breast
Still need to be monitored and if
If on insulin there is increased risk of
Cardiac anomalies with baby that need to be investigated as well to be thorough.
Hope this helps and good luck!!
A baby’s organs, such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs, start forming during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. High blood glucose levels can be harmful during this early stage and can increase the chance that your baby will have birth defects, such as heart defects or defects of the brain or spine.
High blood glucose levels during pregnancy can also increase the chance that your baby will be born too early, weigh too much, or have breathing problems or low blood glucose right after birth.
High blood glucose also can increase the chance that you will have a miscarriage or a stillborn baby.1 Stillborn means the baby dies in the womb during the second half of pregnancy.
But as long as your sugar has been tightly controlled during pregnancy chances are baby will be fine.
Richard Aballay, MD
Diabetes can also be associated with birth defects, but I am sure your OB has been checking ultrasounds for any problems. A thorough physical examination at birth will answer that concern. Be sure that your pediatrician knows that you are a type 2 diabetic and can watch for these problems--often hospital paperwork doesn't reach the doctor, and your pediatrician may not know all of your health issues. Be prepared for the POSSIBILITY that the baby will need extra help after birth.