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How is my baby's health monitored if I have gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor or midwife may suggest tests to evaluate your baby's health during the pregnancy. Examples include:
  • Baby kick count: keeping track of the baby's movements
  • Nonstress test: monitoring fetal heart rate over a short period of time
  • Ultrasound: creating an image of the fetus
These tests, along with treatment for your diabetes, lower your baby's chances of having problems. With good care and management for your diabetes, you have an excellent chance of delivering a healthy baby.

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