Diabetes Responsible for Pregnancy Complications

Researchers says that the women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes suffers more from pregnancy complications which may lead to give birth of death and babies with major birth defects.

Perinatal mortality was similar in babies of women with type 1 (31.7 per 1000 births) and type 2 diabetes (32.3 per 1000 births), and was nearly four times higher than that in the general maternity population.

Because of this increased risk, the authors say that women with diabetes should take a higher than usual dose (5 mg) of folic acid from before conception up to week 12 of pregnancy. They also suggest that pregnant women with diabetes should be routinely screening for heart defects.

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