Pregnancy and Diabetes

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, which is also known as gestational diabetes, and women who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy (pregestational diabetes) face unique challenges. Diabetes in pregnancy may have serious health consequences for the mother and the baby during pregnancy and after delivery, but managing the disease can help prevent these complications.

At Logan Health, we provide highly specialized care for women with diabetes before, during, and after pregnancy. Our multidisciplinary team of experts, including maternal-fetal medicine specialists, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and social workers is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care and achieving healthy outcomes for pregnant women and their babies.

If I have diabetes, what should I do to prepare for pregnancy?

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are considering becoming pregnant, we recommend that you make an appointment with your primary care provider, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and an endocrinologist and make sure that steps are in place to ensure a healthy pregnancy for yourself. These steps may include bringing your blood sugar control into a good range for pregnancy, making sure your medication regimen is safe for pregnancy, addressing any complications you may have, working on diabetes self-care, exercise and diet.

For a full list of diabetes resources, providers, and locations, visit here