Gestational diabetes, or diabetes that occurs in pregnancy and resolves at birth, occurs in approximately three to eight pregnancies of every 100 in America. Risk factors for developing gestational diabetes include:
# A family history of diabetes
# Being overweight
# Having prediabetes
# Having given birth previously to a child weighing 9 pounds or more
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