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Women who have diabetes are more at risk for having miscarriages. And they are more likely to have babies with birth defects. This is mainly true if blood sugar is not kept in the target range during the early part of pregnancy.
You can take steps before you are pregnant to help manage your diabetes. This will help make sure that both you and your baby stay healthy.
Before trying to get pregnant:
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter B946 in the search box to learn more about "Learning About Future Pregnancy and Diabetes".
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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