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Women with Diabetes: Things you need to know (but maybe don’t!): A preconception counselling resource to raise awareness of the importance of pre-pregnancy.

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1 Women with Diabetes: Things you need to know (but maybe don’t!): A preconception counselling resource to raise awareness of the importance of pre-pregnancy care among women with diabetes Dr Valerie Holmes, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast

2 Pre-pregnancy care: specialised care specifically targeted to women preparing for pregnancy with the principal aim of optimising glycaemic control before conception Preconception counselling: all women of child-bearing potential – discussion about future pregnancy plans – the importance of safe, effective contraception to avoid an unplanned pregnancy – an explanation of the risks associated with diabetes – how risks can be reduced by pre-pregnancy care – how to access pre-pregnancy care Preconception Counselling: the link to Pre-pregnancy Care

3 Evaluation of impact on pregnancy planning & pregnancy outcomes Evaluation & Distribution Design & Development Focus Groups* Multidisciplinary Steering Group * Spence et al. Diabetic Medicine, 2010 Design & Development Evaluation & Distribution Service Evaluation Evaluation of impact on pregnancy planning & pregnancy outcomes Evaluation & Distribution ** Design & Development Focus Groups* Multidisciplinary Steering Group **Holmes et al. Diabetic Medicine 2012

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6 9 months in a pregnancy 9 steps to prepare for pregnancy

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8 Time to maximise impact Link women and HCPs to PPC clinics Website for HCPs (CPD) Every contact Every time Website for Women

9 Background THANKS TO: ‘The Cast’: Aruna, EJ, Emma, Gillian, Joanne, Lesley, Olivia and Sarah The ‘DVD target group’ who informed DVD development: focus groups Co-Investigators: Prof David McCance, Prof Fiona Alderdice, Prof Roy Harper The ‘Professional Advisory Group’: Prof R Harper Prof F Alderdice Prof D.R. McCance Dr M Davies Dr J Manderson C Hughes U McErlean Dr K McGlade Dr M McKinley L Thomas Research Fellows: Dr Michelle Spence, Dr Lesley Hamill Dr Aisling Gough Research Midwives: Sarah Loughridge, Sonia McKenna Statistician: Prof Chris Patterson JMWH co-authors: Dr Noleen McCorry, Clare Hughes, Dr Dale Spence, Prof Roy Harper Website conversion: David Robinson, Media Services, QUB Project funded by: Grant number 07/ DVD Production: Trevor Hartin, Vacant Square, Digital Media Production Services, Belfast; Bob Price, Motion Graphic Artist, Bangor, Co. Down


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