Diabetes and Pregnancy
It is very important that women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have a review of their general health and diabetes at least three months before trying to become pregnant. Research has shown that optimum blood glucose control at the time of conception and during the first two months of pregnancy is a major factor in preventing miscarriage and birth defects in your baby.
There are a number of risks for both the mother and the child when a woman with diabetes decides to have a baby, but with planning and care, as well as support from a specialised diabetes and pregnancy team, women with diabetes have successful pregnancies and healthy babies.
For comprehensive information for diabetic women planning a pregnancy please visit the National Diabetes Services Scheme and Pregnancy and Diabetes websites.
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Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-430107
Last modified 20/12/2016.
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Last consumer engagement date: 30/11/2016