Take care of your body before and during pregnancy. The right diet and enough physical activity are important steps to take for yourself and your baby. During pregnancy, some women develop gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can develop even if you did not have diabetes before pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes can still deliver a healthy, happy baby. It is important for you to go to your prenatal checkups to make sure that happens.
With help from your doctor, you can avoid gestational diabetes symptoms of large birth weight, high blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Although there is no one way to prevent gestational diabetes, changes to a daily routine can lower the risk.
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