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Diabetes Related to Higher Risk of C Section

Tue, 13 Dec 2011

has been related to a higher risk of a Caesarean section .

Recent research has linked diabetes with an increased risk of a C section .

The strength of uterine contractions in pregnant diabetics is considerably weaker than in non-diabetic women, increasing the risk of emergency Caesarean, according to a study in Diabetologia.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital researchers studied more than 100 biopsies.

They discovered that contractions in women with diabetes were weaker than in other women.

Uterus tissue in diabetic women did not reach the levels of contractility frequently seen when stimulated with the drug oxytocin, commonly administered to women experiencing difficult births.
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