Review of profile and prenatal care for women with gestational diabetes mellitus


  • Francisca Adriele Vieira Neta
  • Vicente Lima Crisóstomo
  • Régia Christina Moura Barbosa Castro
  • Sarah Maria Fraxe Pessoa
  • Maria Marly Santos Aragão
  • Cinthia Gondim Pereira Calou



Diabetes, Gestational, Pregnancy, High-Risk, Obstetric Nursing.


The study aimed to identify the sociodemographic, clinical and obstetric profile, as well as prenatal care of women with gestational diabetes mellitus. This is a cross-sectional study with 50 women in a public maternity in Fortaleza in the period from November 2012 to September 2013. It was observed an average age of 31.34 years, early prenatal care in the first trimester (76.0%) abdominal birth in (63.6%) and non-drug treatment (78.0%). The associated pathologies were hypertension (18.0%), premature rupture of membranes (16.0%) and placental abruption (16%). In 18.0% the glycemia was not evaluated by the professional as well as checking blood pressure in 2.0%; (8.0%) had no assessment of auscultation of the fetus heartbeat and the uterine height was not evidenced (4.0%). These findings emphasize the need for interventions to ensure pregnant women with diabetes mellitus an adequate assistance, preventing complications to the mother and child.




How to Cite

Vieira Neta, F. A., Crisóstomo, V. L., Castro, R. C. M. B., Pessoa, S. M. F., Aragão, M. M. S., & Calou, C. G. P. (2014). Review of profile and prenatal care for women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Rev Rene, 15(5).



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