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Study: Obesity doubles risk of gestational diabetes
Orange County Register

Pregnant women in Orange County who are overweight before conceiving are twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes as women of a healthy weight, according to a new study by the county’s Health Care Agency. In 2010, 7 percent of local women developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The condition increases the risk of a woman developing hypertension and of delivering a large baby. Gestational diabetes also brings a greater likelihood of a Caesarean birth and that mother and child will develop diabetes in the future.

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