Your next pregnancy and gestational diabetes
About two-thirds of women who have had gestational diabetes in one pregnancy will redevelop it in a future pregnancy.
As you plan for another pregnancy, have your blood glucose checked to make sure it's normal at the time you conceive.
When you're pregnant again, tell your health care provider of your past gestational diabetes at your first prenatal visit.
- Expect to have a glucose screening at this visit.
- If the test is negative, screenings will be repeated at 24 to 28 weeks.
- If the test is positive, monitoring and meal plan strategies will begin.