Frequency of Macrosomia in Neonates Among Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Macrosomia in Neonates Among Women
Keywords:Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Macrosomia
One of the most frequent pregnancy complications is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which raises the risk of unfavorable health issues for both mother and fetus. Macrosomia and increased fetal growth are significant contributors to poor perinatal outcomes. Objective: To determine the frequency of macrosomia in neonates among women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Methods: This Descriptive study was done in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dow University Health Sciences Karachi from 3rd April 2018 to 2nd october 2018.We enrolled 100 patients meeting the criteria. Informed consent was taken. Results: The average age of the patients was 31.16 ± 4.37years, mean gestational age 38.51 ± 2.7 weeks while Mean BMI of the patients was 28.74 ± 1. 3. Frequency of macrosomia in neonates among women with gestational diabetes mellitus was observed in 14%. Conclusions: It is concluded that there was a significant number of macrosomia associated with women having gestational diabetes. So, it needs prompt diagnosis and expert management to decrease maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.
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