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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. What is risk of baby dying?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Low if controlled

Mortality rate is about 3%.
There is an increased likelihood of pre-eclampsia, pre-term delivery, cesarian section and having a large baby. Thus risks are much higher than for women who do not have diabetes. Pregnancy outcomes for uncontrolled diabetes can be quite poor. Good luck.

In brief: Low if controlled

Mortality rate is about 3%.
There is an increased likelihood of pre-eclampsia, pre-term delivery, cesarian section and having a large baby. Thus risks are much higher than for women who do not have diabetes. Pregnancy outcomes for uncontrolled diabetes can be quite poor. Good luck.
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Higher than normal

The baby can have macrosomia (large birth weight), increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia, jaundice, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, cardiomyopathy.
The mother is also at risk for diabetes after pregnancy, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic or has a family history of diabetes.

In brief: Higher than normal

The baby can have macrosomia (large birth weight), increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia, jaundice, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, cardiomyopathy.
The mother is also at risk for diabetes after pregnancy, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic or has a family history of diabetes.
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