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One in 16 Women who are Hospitalized During Pregnancy and Childbirth Have Diabetes
More than 250,000 women who had a baby in the United States in 2008 had diabetes or developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. According to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. These numbers equal 6.4 percent of the 4.2 million women who gave birth in 2008.
Possible Complications for Mother & Baby
Mothers with diabetes have an increase risk of miscarriage, C-sections, premature delivery. The infants have a greater risk of jaundice (yellowing of the skin caused by the liver not functioning properly this condition goes away with treatment. Some infants also experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar, and a large body (many infants who are born to diabetic mothers weight over ten pounds so as much as 13 pounds.)
Federal Agency Report
“The 35,500 women with pre-existing diabetes and the 232,300 with gestational diabetes who delivered during their stay were much more likely to undergo cesarean section surgery (64 percent and 46 percent, respectively) than women giving birth who did not have diabetes (32 percent).”
The collected data is a nationwide impatient from all hospitals who care for pregnant women and have childbirth facilities.
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