Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

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Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. The study – investigating more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a five-year period – is the first population-based study of its kind to confirm a seasonal variation in gestational diabetes.