Q. I am pregnant and my HbA1c is 8. 9. Will it cause any harm to the baby?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 23 year old female. I am 45 days pregnant, and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any problem to the baby? I am taking medicine, and my sugar is under control now.

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

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  • Yes, HbA1c is high. It indicates sugar levels in the last three months.
  • Diabetes during pregnancy will cause a small risk of congenital malformations, but it could be detected on the fetal scan at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation.
  • Since it is detected early, now make sure your sugars are controlled to prevent the further risk to your baby.
  • Do not worry now and get one scan at 16 to 18 weeks to rule out any problem. Kindly follow with your endocrinologist.

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