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.
  • Ongoing care is available post-pregnancy to help you stay healthy and minimize your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life (which occurs in at least half of women after gestational diabetes).
  • Brigham and Women’s endocrinologists, diabetes educators and nutritionists are available to see patients in Boston, Jamaica Plain, Chestnut Hill and Foxborough.
  • 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.

 

Request an appointment with our high-risk pregnancy specialists today to ensure you and your baby receive the best possible care. Call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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