About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Diabetic Moms Four Times More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on February 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Font : A-A+

 Diabetic Moms Four Times More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

The risk of birth defects like spina bifida; digestive, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular defects and urinary disease increases four-fold if the pregnant mother has diabetes, say researchers from Newcastle University. Diabetic women had a 7% risk of having a baby with a major birth defect, compared with about 2% in women without diabetes.

After having analysed data from 401,149 pregnancies between 1996 and 2008, the researchers found that 1,677 women had diabetes and the risk of birth defects rose from 19 in every 1,000 births for women without diabetes to 72 in every 1,000 births for women with diabetes.

Advertisement

Lead researcher, Dr Ruth Bell said, "Many of these anomalies happen in the first four to six weeks. It is a problem when the pregnancy is not intended or when people are not aware they need to talk to their doctors before pregnancy."

The study is published in the journal Diabetologia.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Birth Defect - Genetic Birth Defects Drug-Induced Birth Defects Birth defects - Infections Multifactorial Birth Defects Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Diabetes and Exercise Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Pregnancy and Complications Type 2 Diabetes 

Most Popular on Medindia

Color Blindness Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Accident and Trauma Care Blood - Sugar Chart Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Drug Side Effects Calculator Indian Medical Journals
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Diabetic Moms Four Times More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests