Network related to diabetes and pregnancy
Diabetes can cause a range of problems in pregnancy, during delivery and for the baby after birth. Of particular concern is the increase in congenital abnormalities (birth defects) in this group. While 1 in 100 babies are born with a congenital abnormality, this risk is increased 2 – 3 fold in women with diabetes. Effective preconception care can reduce these risks.
How does the pregnancy network support you?
NHS Diabetes is in the process of building a network related to diabetes and pregnancy.
We understand that there are already special interest groups in place in relation to preconception care and information and we will be working with these groups to build on the good work that has already taken place.