Thinking about Becoming Pregnant?
If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, you should know about gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops or is first recognized during pregnancy.
Here are some things to think about:
- How do you know if you’re at risk?
- How will this affect your baby?
- What should you do before you become pregnant?
- What can you do during pregnancy if you have gestational diabetes?
- If you get gestational diabetes, what do you need to do after your pregnancy?
The risk of gestational diabetes can be lowered. You can work with your doctor to maintain a healthy weight before pregnancy, keep your blood sugar in control during pregnancy, and obtain counseling on weight and diabetes management after pregnancy.
Learn how to plan for a healthy pregnancy for the well-being of you and your baby.
- What is gestational diabetes? [PDF–423KB]
- Diabetes and Pregnancy [PDF–1.24MB]: Gestational Diabetes
- Women at High Risk for Diabetes [PDF–844KB]: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Weight Loss
- Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant?
- CDC: Division of Diabetes Translation –Diabetes and Pregnancy
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