The Diabetes Centre’s Pregnancy Care Clinic is of its kind a state-of-the-art Maternity Clinic that specializes in treating all such complications that diabetes affected pregnant women may suffer.
Gestational diabetes occurs mostly during the second or third trimester of pregnancy and it is a condition that only occurs when a woman is pregnant. Women with gestational diabetes do not have diabetes before their pregnancy which is why it usually goes away after giving birth.
Around 10 in 100 women suffer from Gestational Diabetes. If you are a diabetic patient and having a pregnancy, you will keep your blood glucose as close to normal as possible. Before and during your pregnancy, it is important to stay healthy. Only then, you can have a healthy baby.
Good control over glycemic levels is crucial for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Poor glycemic control during pregnancy can lead to serious complications for both the mother and baby, such as:
- Excessive birth weight
- Premature birth
- Serious breathing difficulties
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Obesity and type 2 diabetes
The purpose of this clinic inside the Diabetes Centre is to secure the patients' and their babies' organs when a baby grows his organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and starts growing during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy.
- High blood glucose levels can be harmful during this early stage and can increase the chance that your baby will have birth defects, such as heart, brain and spine defects.
- High blood glucose levels during pregnancy can also increase the chance that your baby will be born too early, he may weigh too much, may have breathing problems or low blood glucose right after birth.
- High blood glucose also can increase the chance that you will have a miscarriage.
We also help monitor other co-existing health conditions that may cause gestational diabetes like polycystic ovarian syndrome. We also pay close attention to the causes to see if the patient has a previous history of gestational diabetes or a family history of diabetes. Women who are overweight or obese are also at a higher risk of developing complications. That is why strict monitoring is mandatory during pregnancy.