Risks



Question

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?


Think image

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