Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes can be a challenging combination, but with some planning and support, you can have a healthy pregnancy and baby! To make things a bit easier and clearer, we worked with the NDSS to produce this booklet: “Can I have a healthy baby?”
To give yourself and your baby the best start you can, it is very important that you have a review of your diabetes and general health at least three months before you start trying to get pregnant.
Let’s be realistic: there are some 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 every day!
This booklet focuses on the needs of women who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.