More diabetic women giving birth

April 28, 2008 9:47:49 AM PDT
High-risk pregnancies are on the rise among women with diabetes.

The number of expectant mothers with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years. Diabetic teenagers giving birth has increased five-fold, according to a study from health care provider Kaiser Permanente.

Women who don't control their diabetes face an increased risk of miscarriage and still birth. Babies have a higher chance of being born with birth defects.


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