Data Support Increased Risk of Pregnancy Complications For Diabetes During Pregnancy (4.2.12)

April 2, 2012
By Patton Law Practice on April 2, 2012 11:21 AM |

According to the World Health Organization and International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups women who enter pregnancy as diabetics or develop pregnancy during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) have a greater risk of pregnancy complications, such as macrosomia (newborn with excessive weight), preeclampsia (hypertension and excess protein in urine developing during pregnancy) and cesarean delivery. Gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcomes - a systematic review of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) diagnostic criteria