Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy stops growing, and the pregnancy tissue that would have become the baby passes out of the body.
1 in 3 will experience a miscarriage at some point in her life.
This can be a very sad and emotional time for a woman and her family.
This is a common experience and usually cannot be prevented.
It is recommended to wait at least 3-6 months between a miscarriage and getting pregnant again.
If you think you are having a miscarriage (you are having a lot of pain and/or are bleeding), you should call or visit your GP/doctor.
For some women, your doctor will recommend waiting until the bleeding stops but for others they may need to take medication or have a surgical procedure to remove any blood clots still inside the uterus.
If you develop diabetes in pregnancy this is known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs
GDM results from when body loses its ability to control the level of sugar it has in its blood during pregnancy.
GDM increases your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
You will have a blood test for GDM around 28 weeks
Here, you will be asked to sit still for 1-2 hours between blood tests which are taken before and after having a sugary drink
If your test is positive for GDM, you will see a GDM educator and have more regular blood tests until your baby is born
Some women will take care of their GDM with healthy changes to their diet and exercise plans, others may to to take medicine called insulin, everyday.
After your baby is born, your GDM will go away but you are are increased risk of having it again in future pregnancies.