Gestational diabetes is a complication during pregnancy that may result in delivery problems because of macrosomia, maternal pre-eclampsia, and neonatal hypoglycemia. According to Nursing in Practice, “It is important for primary care providers, including practice nurses, to be up-to-date with current diagnostic criteria, treatment and management of these (pregnant) women to reduce adverse outcomes.” Failure to detect gestational diabetes and to prescribe ways to counter their negative effects may be considered malpractice, and skilled New York birth injury lawyers can help those who have suffered for this reason.
Thousands of pregnant women are affected by gestational diabetes. It is quite a common occurrence in pregnancy that, if left unchecked, may result in a number of medical complications for both the mother and the child. Early identification of women with gestational diabetes can help prevent further risks and long-term complications.