Study: Gestational diabetes may not increase risks for preterm babies

09/20/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

An Israeli study published in Pediatrics showed very-low-birth-weight, preterm babies born to women with gestational diabetes had similar distribution of birth weight percentiles and mean birth weight z scores as those born to women without the disease. Researchers also found no difference in the risks of delivery room mortality, respiratory distress syndrome and other complications associated with prematurity between the two groups.

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