Fetal and Neonatal Complications of Maternal Diabetes Mellitus

Posted by e-Medical PPT Friday, June 4, 2010
Abnormal maternal glucose regulation occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. Studies suggest that the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) among women of childbearing age is increasing in the United States.estational diabetes mellitus accounts for 90% of cases of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy. Type II diabetes mellitus accounts for 8% of cases of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy.
Fetal morbidity with diabetes during pregnancy are Miscarriages ,Birth defects ( Two-thirds of anomalies involve the cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Neural tube defects occur 13-20 times more frequently in diabetic pregnancy. Genitourinary, gastrointestinal,and skeletal anomalies are also more common),Fetal obesity (Macrosomia is typically defined as a birthweight above the 90th percentile for gestational age or greater than 4000 grams.In pregnant diabetic women, macrosomia occurs in 15-45% of cases) andMetabolic syndrome.Neonatal Complications are Hyperbilirubinemia,Hypoglycemia,Respiratory distress,Transient tachypnea,Hypocalcemia,Cardiomyopathy and Polycythemia.

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