Medical Complications in Pregnancy

  • Michael Franklin NeblettII
  • Shabnam Gupta
  • Iris KrishnaEmail author


Two of the most commonly encountered medical complications in pregnancy are diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders. Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy is characterized as pregestational diabetes and gestational diabetes. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic mild elevations in blood pressure to severely elevated pressures with concomitant laboratory abnormalities and dysfunction of numerous organ systems. Both diabetes mellitus and hypertension are associated with adverse perinatal, obstetric, and neonatal outcomes and appropriate management of these conditions in pregnancy is key to ensuring a successful maternal and fetal outcome. This chapter will outline the management of these conditions in pregnancy.


Gestational diabetes Pregestational diabetes Hypertension Preeclampsia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Franklin NeblettII
    • 1
  • Shabnam Gupta
    • 1
  • Iris Krishna
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsEmory University Hospital MidtownAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsEmory University Hospital MidtownAtlantaUSA

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