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Is gestational diabetes a concern in your pregnancy? Call MetroHealth's maternal-fetal medicine team at 216-778-4444.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. The endocrine changes caused by pregnancy can cause elevations in an expectant mother’s blood sugar. Sometimes her body can't process the excess sugar.
Gestational diabetes impacts 2 to 10 percent of expectant mothers. Untreated gestational diabetes can lead to problems during pregnancy, during delivery and beyond. Babies can be larger than expected. Moms can be at a higher risk for cesarean delivery and preterm birth, and both have an increased risk of developing diabetes in the future.
Members of the maternal-fetal medicine team are dedicated to caring for the women and families in our community. We tailor your care to meet your individual needs and will take the time to get to know you. We'll help you understand your diagnosis and what it means for your pregnancy.
Our maternal-fetal medicine providers can help you in two ways:
No matter how we work together, you'll see the same group of doctors at each visit.
Comprehensive care includes the following: