What is the professional term for a 'large' baby?
Can you think of risks to the mother and fetus of this condition?
Which of the following are risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy?

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The risk to women with diabetes and the fetus are significant during pregnancy. Rember:

  • Improving blood sugar control and lowering HbA1c will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy
  • Referral tot he multidisciplinary team as soon as possible for care
  • Close and frequent monitoring during pregnancy - fortnightly visits to the multidisciplinary team; serial ultrasound scans from 28 weeks; aim for vaginal birth prior to 40 weeks gestation