Treatment for Perinatal Diabetes

Managing perinatal diabetes is crucial to the health of mothers and their unborn children. Babies are healthiest when the condition is managed early on during pregnancy, as prenatal treatment can reduce certain risks and produce optimal outcomes.

Without proper prenatal care, babies born to diabetic mothers are at risk for:

  • Cardiac disease
  • Respiratory issues
  • Being large for gestational age
  • Jaundice
  • Hyperlycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

In most cases, perinatal diabetes can be managed with diet alone or diet and medication. If you have type 1 diabetes, pregnancy will affect your insulin usage. If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ll need to make dietary and lifestyle adjustments to ensure your pregnancy goes according to plan.

At Inspira, we provide diabetic mothers with all the tools, educational materials and support they need to manage their condition. Your obstetrician will work with other experts specializing in high-risk pregnancies as well as endocrinologists to provide best-in-class care to you and your baby.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Advanced Prenatal Technology

We combine cutting-edge neonatal medical technology with a human touch, allowing us to provide excellent care to both mother and baby. Whether your risk occurs during pregnancy or after delivery, we offer state-of-the-art facilities designed and teams trained to care for you, regardless of what your specific needs may be. Our staff of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are well-versed in the latest maternal-fetal medicine techniques, and are equipped with advanced prenatal technologies that can increase your chances for a successful pregnancy.

Patient-Centric, Family-Focused Care

Our experienced staff of maternal-fetal medicine specialists work side-by-side with obstetricians, specially trained nurses and nurse practitioners to offer comprehensive care for high-risk mothers and their babies. Your obstetric team will be by your side from the moment you enter the delivery room until you’re ready to go home with your newborn. Healthy families start with healthy mothers, which is why we take a holistic family-friendly approach to maternal-fetal medicine. 

Pediatric Partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Inspira has partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to provide neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children. Teaming up with Nemours allows Inspira to offer an advanced level of pediatric specialty care to families. Access to Nemours Pediatric Care at Inspira is available 24/7 at Inspira’s medical centers in Vineland and Mullica Hill.

Supportive Environment

Inspira’s reproductive specialists are more than medical professionals, they’re sources of support for you and your loved ones. All of our staff, from our obstetricians to our nurses, are specially trained to manage what for many can be a stressful time. We empower patients with knowledge about their fertility issues and provide them with dedicated emotional support throughout their journey. We are always there to answer tough questions and walk you through the process at a pace that’s suitable for you.