have low blood levels of calcium or glucose just after they're born
These and other kinds of problems from gestational diabetes can make babies need to stay in the hospital longer for extra treatment.
If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor will probably start you on a treatment plan. Most women can get their blood sugar levels under control with a healthy food plan and daily exercise. Some women also need to take daily insulin shots and test their blood sugar until they give birth.
Gestational diabetes usually goes away after a baby is born. A mom may get it again during future pregnancies, though. Some women who have it will get diabetes when they're older.
Sometimes a woman may have had diabetes before the pregnancy but not know it. When that happens, the diabetes does not go away after the baby is born.