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To prevent complications, the mother needs supportive care throughout her pregnancy. Good control of blood sugar and early diagnosis of gestational diabetes can prevent many of the problems that can occur with this condition.
Lung maturity testing may help prevent breathing complications if delivery is being considered more than a week before the baby's due date.
Careful monitoring of the infant in the first 24 hours after birth may prevent complications due to low blood sugar. Monitoring and treatment in the first few days may prevent complications due to high bilirubin levels.
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