Diabetes in pregnancy: management from preconception to the postnatal period

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with risks to the woman and to the developing foetus. Miscarriage, pre‑eclampsia, and preterm labour are more common in women with pre‑existing diabetes.

This Guidelines summary includes recommendations on monitoring blood glucose in the preconception period, interventions for women with gestational diabetes, and antenatal care.

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