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Pregnancy and diabetes resources

These resources are for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes planning and preparing for pregnancy.

Pregnancy and diabetes

Are you thinking about having a baby now or in the future? If you are a woman living with diabetes, it is even more important than usual to plan and prepare carefully for pregnancy before you start trying for a baby.

Women living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Read more in our fact sheet Pregnancy and diabetes.

Need a checklist?

Use this checklist to help plan and prepare at least three to six months before you start trying for a baby.

Having a healthy baby: a guide to planning and managing pregnancy

These guides are for women with diabetes who are thinking about having a baby now or in the future. They provide information on planning and preparing for pregnancy, managing diabetes during pregnancy, birth and beyond. The guides are:

  • written by health professionals with expertise in pregnancy and diabetes, with input from women with diabetes
  • endorsed by the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS).

For women with type 1 diabetes

For women with type 2 diabetes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

These fact sheets provide information on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the most common hormonal problems in women during their reproductive years.

PCOS is a leading cause of fertility problems and can also be a risk factor for pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Read more in our:

Indigenous women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This Indigenous women health pamphlet has information on polycystic ovary syndrome.

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society pregnancy and diabetes resources

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society contraception and pregnancy resources have been developed for Indigenous women with diabetes.

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Find information in languages other than English

Do you have diabetes and need pregnancy information in another language? We have information available in languages other than English.

The NDSS and you

A wide range of services and support is available through the NDSS to help you manage your diabetes. The services, education programs and subsidised products available, can help you stay on top of your diabetes. You can also call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.