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when your a diabetic when your pregnant can your baby grow faster and be bigger?

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Asked by Tricia737 at 7:55 AM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It is possible but as long as you manage your diabetes and eat healthy then you will be more likely to have a baby at a "normal" weight.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 8:05 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • They don't grow faster. They normally are heavier. They still develop at a normal rate.

    Answer by duckey060504 at 9:18 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • It's typically when a mother has out of control diabetes that her baby tends to be bigger. As long as you do your best to keep your diabetes under control your baby should be a normal size. I was diabetic with my son and he only weighed 4lb 6oz..

    Answer by momof2il at 9:43 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • Only if the diabetes is uncontrolled.
    My second pregnancy I had uncontrolled GD and delivered a 10 lb baby. I had gained a huge amount of weight without overindulging during my pregnancy. The OB I had at the time did not manage my GD or pregnancy very well.
    With my 3rd pregnancy I had an awesome OB and had GD again. She monitored me closely and I ended up on insulin injections. I delivered a healthy 8 lbs 12 oz girl thanks to the OB I had.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:10 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

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