Pregnancy in the diabetic patient: timing and mode of delivery.

  title={Pregnancy in the diabetic patient: timing and mode of delivery.},
  author={Michael Ivo Drury and J M Stronge and M E Foley and Donald Macdonald},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={62 3},
The clinical outcome of 141 consecutive diabetic pregnancies managed in the National Maternity Hospital between January 1, 1979, and October 31, 1982, is described. Patients with gestational diabetes were excluded. There were 12 spontaneous abortions, and the perinatal mortality in 129 viable pregnancies was 31/1000. The malformation rate was 6.4%. Significant perinatal morbidity occurred in 20% of infants. The incidence of cesarean section was 20%. Spontaneous labor after 38 weeks occurred in… CONTINUE READING