The good news is that by planning ahead and getting support from your GP and diabetes team, you can really reduce the risks involved. Which also means that you’re more likely to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.
- Your doctor or nurse will prescribe you a high-dose folic acid (5mg) to take as soon as you decide you want to get pregnant. You should be taking folic acid 5mgs each day at least 12 weeks before you conceive as this also reduces the risks to your baby. You’ll then need to keep taking this until you’re 12 weeks pregnant.