Amniotic fluid samples from 21 diabetic pregnant women were pair-matched for gestational age with 21 samples obtained from nondiabetic women, and analyzed for magnesium concentration. Mean ± standard deviation amniotic fluid magnesium concentration (mg/dL) was 0.86 ± 0.21 in the diabetic group and 1.06 ± 0.22 in the control group (P<.001). It is concluded that in the diabetic pregnancy, a state of fetal magnesium deficiency exists. This deficient state may contribute to neonatal hypocalcemia in infants of diabetic mothers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - Jan 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology