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August 2019

August 19, 2019

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have found that women who already live with Diabetes are more than four times likely to suffer from a stillbirth, than those without the condition. High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. Mothers with pre-pregnancy diabetes are at a four to five times increased risk of stillbirth – with no improvement seen over recent years, in contrast with decreasing stillbirth rates seen in the general obstetric population.

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