Pre-conception care for women with diabetes: A public health issue

Clare Hughes, Dale Spence, Fiona Alderdice, Kevin Gormley

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Pre-conception care is recognised to be an effective strategy for addressing many health behaviours, particularly for women with diabetes, who carry a higher risk of morbidity and mortality. However, there is a lack of evidence of the most effective approaches for promoting pre-conception health and encouraging women to access services. This article explores this challenging issue and suggests a number of strategies that health professionals may consider in relation to promoting health in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-427
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number6
Early online date02 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


  • Pre-conception, Pregnancy, Diabetes, Public health


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