Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. While any pregnancy complication is concerning, there’s good news.
You’ll need to be tested for changes in blood sugar more often. For most women, gestational diabetes doesn’t cause noticeable signs or symptoms. Increased thirst and more-frequent urination are possible symptoms.
But if the level of glucose becomes too high, it can cause problems for you and your baby. Gestational diabetes, also known as GDM, will raise the odds of pregnancy complications.