Is my Baby in Danger if I'm Pregnant and Diabetic?
Diabetes affects 1 in every 250 pregnancies in this country and can be very serious for you and your baby.
Studies show that expectant mums with type one or two diabetes are five times more likely to have a stillborn baby than a woman without the condition.
Babies of diabetes sufferers are also at a higher risk of dying in their first month, and are more likely to have a major congenital deformity. However, it is possible to reduce these risks by keeping control of your blood sugar levels before conception and during the pregnancy.
If you are diabetic and want to try for a baby, or are already pregnant, visit your GP as soon as possible for advice on how to protect your unborn baby. You can arrange regular checks so that your blood sugar levels are carefully monitored and controlled. You should also avoid smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy.