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HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.

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Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes occurs only during pregnancy and almost always gets better after the baby has been born. It happens because during pregnancy the pancreas needs to produce extra insulin - and some women do not produce enough. Gestational diabetes is often detected (usually in the second half of pregnancy) through the routine blood and urine tests taken during antenatal checkups.

Visit Diabetes UK for more information on diabetes in pregnancy: www.diabetes.org.uk.

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