Earle, Sarah and Lloyd, Cathy
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In 1989 the St Vincent’s Declaration Diabetes Mellitus in Europe called for the outcome of pregnancies in women with pre-existing (Type 1) diabetes to be comparable with those of women without this condition; this declaration was made under the aegis of WHO Regional Office for Europe and the International Diabetes Federation. However, over 20 years on, diabetes remains the most common medical complication in pregnancy and is associated with increased risks to life and health for mother and baby including, obstetric complications, increased rates of caesarean delivery, increases in congenital abnormalities and perinatal mortality and morbidity (CEMACH 2007). Drawing on the relatively limited social sciences literature on this topic and on the findings of a consultation process involving women with pre-existing (Type 1 and Type 2) and gestational diabetes in pregnancy in the UK, this chapter sets out to explore how through this paradox, women with diabetes can experience a sense of reproductive loss throughout the pregnancy process.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 Ashgate|
|Keywords:||reproduction; reproductive loss; pregnancy loss, reproductive health; fertility; death; bereavement; death; diabetes; health studies; sociology|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Earle|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2012 08:43|
|Last Modified:||26 Oct 2012 04:57|
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