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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2007 Jun;34(2):225-39, viii.

Periconceptional care of women with diabetes mellitus.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Medical Education and Clinical Research (C.E.M.I.C.) University, Av. Galván 4102, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Pregestational diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy that can be associated with severe maternal and fetal morbidity. In addition, some women could have progression of diabetic complications secondary to pregnancy. Preconception care can significantly reduce pregnancy complications with a dramatic impact on the diabetic mother and her infant. For those women whose condition could be hastened by conception education, better understanding and an improved decision should be available to them and their families. Because unplanned pregnancy is common among diabetic women, they should be counseled early for the importance of preconception care in the progression of this disease.

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