Optimal timing and mode of delivery in the gestational diabetic pregnancy

D. L. Conway, O. Langer

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Abstract

Many factors impact decisions regarding timing and mode of delivery in the gestational diabetic patient at term. Delivery of a healthy, appropriately sized infant is our goal, and we attempt to achieve this while minimizing maternal morbidity. This article evaluates the existing literature to define valid indications for intervention at term; to assess the need for fetal lung maturity testing; to compare sonographic predictors of the overgrown fetus; and to determine the optimal delivery route for macrosomic fetuses. Areas to be targeted for further investigation are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-562
Number of pages8
JournalPrenatal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Fetal lung maturity
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Macrosomia
  • Shoulder dystocia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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