International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part E (2017)
Maternal and fetal outcome in gestational diabetes – A retrospective study
Dr. Amidha Shukla, Dr. Shankar Burute and Dr. Aarti Meena
Gestational diabetes is a problem of growing interest that affects both mother and the baby. Since India is also known to be the diabetic capital of the world, the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus ranges from 0.2% to 21% depending on the study population 
Aim: To assess the fetal and maternal outcome in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus as compared to non- diabetic pregnancies.
Material and methods: It is a retrospective study conducted in a tertiary care hospital from 2014 to 2016. A total number of 100 cases were taken into consideration with 50 of gestational diabetes mellitus and 50 of non- diabetes pregnancies with matched age and parity. Fetomaternal outcome was compared.
Conclusion: In this study patients with gestational diabetes mellitus faced more complications like pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, polyhydramnios etc. Caesarean section rates were also high. Higher rates of increased stay of babies in neonatal I.C.U. was noted. Hence proper assessment and treatment is required in gestational diabetes to prevent two generations from health hazards.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Amidha Shukla, Dr. Shankar Burute and Dr. Aarti Meena. Maternal and fetal outcome in gestational diabetes – A retrospective study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(9): 305-309.