Flashcards in Pregnancy Deck (7)
After fertilisation and implantation, which hormones does the placenta produce?
Human placental lactogen
Outline the physiological mechanism behind gestational diabetes
Placental hormones cause insulin resistance in mother, causing high levels of glucose
Which diabetic drugs are the only drugs permitted during pregnancy?
Which blood pressure drugs are used in pregnancy?
How does macrosomia (big baby) occur as a complication of gestational diabetes?
Mother's high blood sugar transfers to baby across placenta; this causes the baby's pancreas to produce more insulin, so more glucose is stored in the baby, resulting in a bigger baby
What is the effect on children's IQ if thyroxine (T4) is low?