If you have Type 1 or 2 Diabetes and are thinking of having a baby, it is vitally important to plan ahead. Achieving good diabetes control is an important part of pre-pregnancy care.
All pregnancies come with risks, but if you have Diabetes your level of risk may be increased.
Pre pregnancy care is a vital step when planning to conceive as it can greatly reduce complications throughout the pregnancy, such as miscarriage, stillbirth and birth defects.
Attending the Mater Private Pre-Pregnancy care programme will help to ensure you are best prepared for this journey.
Our pre-pregnancy care programme
We offer a personalised, Consultant-led programme specifically designed for women with Diabetes who are planning a pregnancy. We focus on supporting you to manage your Diabetes while improving your health and lifestyle to optimise your ability to conceive. Having diabetes does not mean that you should not become pregnant but it does mean that you may need to temporarily delay becoming pregnant until your diabetes control has been optimised.
Who is it for?
Women living with the following conditions who are planning a pregnancy:
- Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome