Developmental Considerations in Working with Newborn Infants of Mothers with Diabetes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) are at risk for an altered developmental course beginning with physiologic alterations in utero. This article describes physiologic and behavioral factors that impact the fetus and newborn infant and may have long-term developmental consequences. A clinical reasoning process to support development optimizes the outcomes of IDMs while in the NICU. Specific interventions are suggested.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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