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Planning pregnancy after gestational diabetes

This pre-recorded webinar is for people who have had gestational diabetes in past pregnancies. This webinar will help you plan for future pregnancies more confidently and go into your next pregnancy in the best possible health.

Presented by Mel Morrison, dietitian and diabetes educator.

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After watching this 25-minute webinar, you will:

  • Know the health checks you need after having gestational diabetes.
  • Understand what the National Gestational Diabetes Register is and the benefits of being on this register.
  • Be able to describe the risk factors for gestational diabetes and what you can do to reduce your risk.
  • Have general information on a healthy lifestyle to help you achieve a healthy weight before pregnancy, including eating well and physical activity.
  • Know where to go for further information and support.
  • Have the answers to often-asked questions about pregnancy planning and gestational diabetes.

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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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