Pregnancy

Pregnancy is safe for most people with diabetes.

Diabetes increases risks for mother and baby.

Diabetes risks to mother and baby are less if:

You have excellent blood sugar control at CONCEPTION.

You’re taking FOLIC ACID 5 mg daily at CONCEPTION.

Don’t stop contraception or try to get pregnant until you’ve spoken
        to your GP or practice nurse.

If you’re pregnant, get referred urgently.

Some women temporarily develop diabetes during pregnancy
        (Gestational Diabetes).  If this happens your midwife or
         consultant will explain what needs to be done.


Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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