Journal article

Pregnancy outcomes for women with pre-pregnancy diabetes mellitus in Australian populations, rural and metropolitan: A review

Elizabeth A McCarthy, Rebecca Williamson, Alexis Shub

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Historically, pre-pregnancy diabetes (PPDM) is a recognised risk factor for poor pregnancy outcome. Co-existing pathology and adverse social determinants including rural-metropolitan inequities in health and healthcare access may confer additional risks. Multidisciplinary care before, during and after pregnancy can improve outcomes for women with PPDM and their infants. The extent to which rural Australian women and their families share in improved outcomes is unknown. We aimed to summarise maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes for women with PPDM, including women in rural settings and examine applications of existing clinical guidelines to rural Australian practice. ME..

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