Gestational Diabetes

Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes develops in at least 1 in 20 women during the second half of pregnancy. It resolves after delivery, but gestational diabetes can have serious implications for mother (dangerously high blood pressure and early birth) and baby (excessive growth that can complicate delivery or require Cesarean birth). At our Pregnancy and Diabetes Program an expert, caring team supports you toward our shared goal: Keeping your blood sugars in the right range to achieve a healthy outcome for you and your baby.

Listen to Ellen Seely, MD, Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, discuss the health risks associated with gestational diabetes mellitus during and after pregnancy.

Choose Us: Expert Care and Support for Gestational Diabetes

  • Our Pregnancy and Diabetes care team includes a high-risk obstetrician, diabetes specialists (endocrinologists), a nutritionist and a nurse-practitioner who is a certified diabetes educator.
  • This caring, knowledgeable team provides tips for healthy eating and physical activity to control your blood sugar as a first approach to management. If needed, pregnancy-safe insulin medication is prescribed.
  • Our team of experts offer Virtual Visits to connect with you while you stay at home. Many appointments, including an initial consult, second opinion, monitoring, or follow-up care, can effectively be held virtually so you can begin or continue your care.
  • Our state-of-the-art 66-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is available to provide the most advanced technology in New England for premature babies and newborns with medical needs.
  • More than 200 women give birth to twins or triplets each year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. You can count on the deep experience of the multidisciplinary team in our Comprehensive Care Center for Multiples, which is designed to ensure families expecting multiples are healthy, confident and cared for before, during and after pregnancy.


Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are available to connect with you in person and with Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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