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For women with type 2 diabetes

Your emotional wellbeing

Becoming a mother is one of the most memorable moments in a woman’s life. For women with diabetes, pregnancy also involves a lot of planning, preparation and hard work. It is not surprising that women with diabetes sometimes feel worried, stressed, anxious and uncertain during pregnancy and once the baby is born. These feelings are very normal and may come and go at different stages of your pregnancy.

Supporting your emotional wellbeing

Pregnancy and emotional health

Emotional health and common feeling during pregnancy and beyond.

Postnatal depression

The signs of postnatal depression and where to seek help.

Emotional support

Talking about how you feel and seeking support.

Pregnancy loss

Information about available support services.

For partners, family and friends

How partners, family and friends can support women with diabetes during and after pregnancy.

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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