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About diabetes in pregnancy
Around 1 in 20 women who give birth in the UK each year either have diabetes before they get pregnant or develop diabetes during their pregnancy (known as gestational diabetes). Most of these women will have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies if their diabetes is well controlled. But if you have diabetes there is a higher chance of health problems for you and your baby both during pregnancy and during and after the birth. You will be offered extra care and support to manage your diabetes and reduce the risks to you and your baby.