1. Will tocolytic therapy cause the fetus to have neonatal hypoglycemia?
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    Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 20
    RN labor and delivery


  3. by   bagladyrn
    I'm not sure, but I know that terbutaline can cause the gestational diabetic's mother's blood sugar to go out of control and get very high, so as with any infant of a diabetic mom, I guess the infant could easily develop that post-birth hypoglycemia.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Terbutaline can. It's listed in potential effect on the fetus. Therefore, you look for it and watch the neonate carefully. Likely, you would be anyhow , if a preterm baby of a mom on terb therapy is born. Our protocols cover blood sugar testing quite thoroughly and preterm infants and those born with moms on terb or mag are covered.
  5. by   Laura C
    thank you so much for your input.......