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Early life and childhood risk factors for gestational diabetes


During pregnancy 5-10% of women in the ALSWH develop diabetes, and this may have an impact on the health of mothers as well as their babies. Our previous project has shown that risk of diabetes during pregnancy is higher among women who experienced an early age at first menstruation (before age 12). This project builds on from this work by examining the links between a range of other early life and childhood factors – including birth- and childhood weight, parents’ education and adverse childhood experiences – with gestational diabetes, and how these links may be influenced by lifestyle and experiences during adulthood.