This Week in Maternity - Risk of insulin treated diabetes on pregnancy & Test your stillbirth knowledge
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Insulin-treated diabetes in pregnancy carries preterm risk
An article from Ob.Gyn news on a recently published paper highlights that Insulin-treated diabetes in pregnancy significantly increases the risk of large-for-gestational-age offspring and preterm birth. The research from Finland comprised almost 650,000 live births and looked at the impact of diabetes and weight on maternal outcomes.
The article highlights that researchers found women with insulin treated diabetes had a 43 times higher risk of having a large for gestational age baby and a 11 times greater risk of preterm birth.
There was also found to be a slight increased risk for mothers with diabetes not treated with insulin. With a slight risk also for mothers with high prepregnancy BMI but no diabetes.
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