Gestational diabetes as one of the "great obstetrical syndromes"--the maternal, placental, and fetal dialog.

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)-associated fetal and neonatal adverse outcome results from the metabolic milieu projected on the fetus via the placental interface. Therefore, it can be considered to be one of the great obstetrical syndromes. Placentas from GDM pregnancies differ from nondiabetic pregnancies by an increased placental to fetal ratio and… CONTINUE READING