In case your are pregger and are obese or suffer from diabetes than the chances of your child being affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or else any other developmental disorder is high compared to normal and non-diabetic mothers. Obese pregnant women were found to be associated with 67% risk of giving birth to ASD child compared to health mothers and possess two times more risk of conceiving child with other developmental disorders other than ASD. Diabetic mothers also have a 67% risk of a child being born with any developmental disorders.
Major insight in developmental defects of young ones
The researchers claim that this is the first and unique medical study that provided new view to the various developmental complications. Many pregnant women think that it is normal to become obese and get acquired with gestational diabetes during this stage. But, the fact that obesity and diabetes are two deadly combinations for your young ones was not known till date. This study proved that the exposure of your child to high levels of glucose and elevated levels of inflammation in mothers could adversely affect the development of your young one.