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Pregnancy planning in women with pregestational diabetes.
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PMID:  21261446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives. Women with pregestational diabetes are advised to plan their pregnancies to optimize glycemia and reduce fetal complications. We evaluated the adequacy of pregnancy planning effort and medical planning in pregnant women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Methods. This retrospective cohort study surveyed pregnant women with pregestational diabetes mellitus between 2006 and 2008 in Ontario, Canada. We evaluated three measures of pregnancy planning: pregnancy planning effort, medical planning based on prepregnancy glycemic control, and folic acid use. We compared women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and explored predictors of pregnancy planning. Results. Of the 163 women studied (89 type 1, 74 type 2 diabetes), 47% reported high pregnancy planning effort, 58% reported attempts to optimize glycemic control, and 56% took folic acid before pregnancy. Of those who reported high pregnancy planning, 20% did not medically plan their pregnancies. Rates were similar between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The most important predictor of pregnancy planning was having discussed plans with their physician. Conclusions. Our findings suggest that pregnancy planning is suboptimal in women with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, highlighting a need to improve preconception counseling for all women with pregestational diabetes.
Lorraine L Lipscombe; Heather M McLaughlin; Wei Wu; Denice S Feig
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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