The video below discuses gestational diabetes. Diabetes during pregnancy can be dangerous and lead to Erb’s Palsy and/or Cerebral Palsy.
Gestational diabetes can cause the fetus to grow larger than average. Delivering a large child vaginally can put the child at risk of encountering shoulder dystocia.
Shoulder dystocia is a situation where that child’s shoulder becomes stuck in the birth canal.
This can lead to a brachial plexus injury / Erb’s Palsy or limit the child’s oxygen supply thus causing brain damage and cerebral palsy.