Maternal glycosylated haemoglobin values after delivery of large infants and unexplained stillbirths

N. Mayet, I. Jialal, R. S. Naicker, J. Moodley, A. van Middelkoop

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Abstract

Glycosylated haemoglobin (Hb A1) values were estimated immediately after delivery in 29 patients who had given birth to a large infant, in 25 who had delivered a macerated stillborn infant, and in 31 controls matched for age and parity. No difference in mean Hb A1 values was found between mothers of normal-sized and of large infants. The mean Hb A1 level for the mothers who had delivered a macerated stillborn infant was higher than that for the control group (8.26% v. 7.65%). Although this was not statistically significant, there were 5 patients with a raised Hb A1 value and a normal glucose tolerance test result; this may suggest gestational diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-740
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume64
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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    Mayet, N., Jialal, I., Naicker, R. S., Moodley, J., & van Middelkoop, A. (1983). Maternal glycosylated haemoglobin values after delivery of large infants and unexplained stillbirths. South African Medical Journal, 64(19), 739-740.