Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that some women get when they are pregnant that makes them more likely to get type 2 diabetes later in life. Their children may also be at higher risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. These resources provide more information about gestational diabetes, which women are at risk, and what women with gestational diabetes need to do during and after their pregnancies.
Diabetes and Pregnancy Booklet Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.24MB]
This booklet provides information on gestational diabetes and how you can manage it during pregnancy.
Women at High Risk for Diabetes Fact Sheet Cdc-pdf[PDF – 844 KB]
Learn about the ways women can be affected by different types of diabetes.
Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to KnowExternal
This tip sheet encourages women who had gestational diabetes to get tested for diabetes after pregnancy. If you had gestational diabetes, find out how to get tested for diabetes after pregnancy and take actions to help the whole family stay healthy.
Diabetes and Pregnancy Website
Having diabetes during pregnancy can affect the health of both the mother and her unborn baby. Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself and your baby.
Diagnosing and Managing Gestational DiabetesExternal
If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes. Read about gestational diabetes diagnosis and management and how to prevent diabetes later in life.