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What complications can arise in childbirth with gestational diabetes?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/10/2022

The main risk when giving birth in women with gestational diabetes is that the baby will have macrosomia (larger than normal size).

These babies can suffer injuries and trauma during vaginal delivery, such as shoulder dystocia. Therefore, a cesarean section may be necessary for the mother.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.