Women with diabetes have every chance of having a healthy baby
as long as their diabetes is well-managed at the time of
conception, and their general health is good.
Women with type 2 diabetes must manage their pregnancy closely
to minimise the risk of complications, especially in the first
eight weeks (when the baby's major organs develop). A team of
health professionals - which could include an endocrinologist or
diabetes specialist, an obstetrician, a midwife, a diabetes
educator and a dietitian - will assist you before and during your
pregnancy to help you and your baby stay healthy.
You must also be honest with your doctor about any medication
(including complementary), vitamins or mineral supplements you're
taking, as some medications are not recommended during
Before falling pregnant, or as soon as you find out you are
pregnant, it is important to start taking folic acid, right through
until the baby is born.