Dresden - 2016 is the year with the highest number of births so far for the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden. 2,000 children were born by September 16 in the “University Children's Women's Center” (). With growth rate of twelve percent, it is above the average rise in the birth rate within the state capital.
“This is also due to the fact that we are the only perinatal center with the highest level of care - the so-called Level 1 - in Eastern Saxony. We combine maximum care with concept that focuses on the needs and needs of families, ”said Pauline Wimberger, Director of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Dresden University Hospital.
110 newborns took part in the until mid-September. Doctors can use blood test to determine whether an infant has the genetic make-up to develop type 1 diabetes. The test is positive in around three percent of children; in Saxony around 250 children develop the autoimmune disease every year. In the course of positive diagnosis, the study also includes comprehensive information and psychological support for the parents.