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What happens to a baby after an insulin dependent mom gives birth?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Variable
Women who maintain tight control of their diabetes, with A1c values in a great range,could have a birth similar to other mothers.
The less tight the control, and higher the A1c values, the more risk for baby.Baby makes its own insulin based on the glucose amount coming over the placenta. If they make a lot, and the cord is clamped, their blood sugar drops and they may need IV's.

In brief: Variable
Women who maintain tight control of their diabetes, with A1c values in a great range,could have a birth similar to other mothers.
The less tight the control, and higher the A1c values, the more risk for baby.Baby makes its own insulin based on the glucose amount coming over the placenta. If they make a lot, and the cord is clamped, their blood sugar drops and they may need IV's.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Long list of problem
To start with common ones: large chubby baby- increased chance to have broken collar bone or brachial palsy; low blood sugar and calcium; large heart; increased chance to develop respiratory distress syndrome.
Less common problems: small left colon syndrome, anencephaly, etc.

In brief: Long list of problem
To start with common ones: large chubby baby- increased chance to have broken collar bone or brachial palsy; low blood sugar and calcium; large heart; increased chance to develop respiratory distress syndrome.
Less common problems: small left colon syndrome, anencephaly, etc.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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