Pre-pregnancy planning

Edited by Robert Lindsay

in Diabetes in Pregnancy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199593033
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730771 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Pre-pregnancy planning

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• Glycaemic control in early pregnancy bears a strong association with adverse pregnancy outcomes most notably congenital anomaly. • Pre-pregnancy planning is critical to allow optimization of medication and assessment of complications of diabetes. • Women should be advised of the risk of worsening of complications. If they have established nephropathy or macrovascular disease should only proceed to pregnancy if fully appraised of the potential ill effects on their or their child's health. • All women with diabetes should be encouraged to plan pregnancies and attend pre-pregnancy clinics. • Health professionals attending to women of childbearing age should raise women's awareness of the need for pre-pregnancy advice and planning.

Chapter.  3958 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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