Information for the public
A range of professionals who specialise in different areas of treatment or support may be involved in your care. These will include both specialists in diabetes and specialists in pregnancy and birth. Your care team will include hospital doctors, midwives, specialist diabetes nurses and dietitians, as well as your GP, and you may also see other healthcare professionals.
Your care team should talk with you about your care when planning pregnancy (if you already have diabetes) and during pregancy and birth. They should explain any tests, treatments or support you should be offered so that you can decide together what is best for you. Your family or carer can be involved in helping to make decisions, but only if you agree. There are questions throughout this information that you can use to help you talk with your care team.
You may also like to read NICE's information for the public on patient experience in adult NHS services. This sets out what adults should be able to expect when they use the NHS. We also have more information on the NICE website about using health and social care services.
Some treatments or care described here may not be suitable for you. If you think that your treatment does not match this advice, talk to your care team.