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Thinking about Becoming Pregnant?

Gestational Diabetes

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.

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