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Here are common risk factors for gestational diabetes, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
- Being of African or Hispanic descent.
- Becoming pregnant when older than 25.
- Having had a child with a birth defect.
- Having had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.
- Being obese.
- Having frequent infections.
- Having an unexplained miscarriage, or having a newborn who died.
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