Diabetes And Pregnancy
If you are pregnant and have diabetes, Hurley is the best, safest place for you and your unborn baby.
If you 1) are pregnant and have diabetes or pre-diabetes, or 2) develop diabetes while you are pregnant (gestational diabetes), or 3) have diabetes and are thinking about getting pregnant, you are considered to be a high-risk patient and you will need very special medical care during your pregnancy. Hurley’s Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program teaches you about diabetes and how to manage it so your baby has a better chance of being born healthy. You may also be referred to Hurley’s registered obstetrical dietician who will give you nutrition care specific to a diabetic pregnancy.
Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine: highly-specialized obstetrical care for you and your unborn baby
The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Hurley Medical Center is recognized throughout the region for delivering highly specialized obstetrical care to both mother and fetus (unborn baby) throughout a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. Because high risk patients require very close monitoring during their pregnancies, we perform advanced fetal monitoring and diagnostic testing throughout the pregnancy until delivery. In addition to a complete spectrum of high risk obstetrical services, we also provide preconception consultation and genetic counseling for women considering pregnancy.
Our Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program: superior education and medical management
Hurley's Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program is the only program in Genesee County that offers diabetes education and medical management to pregnant women with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Our staff will teach you everything you need to know about pregnancy and diabetes.
We teach you:
- What diabetes is and how it affects your pregnancy
- What puts you at risk for getting diabetes
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Diabetes medications and how to take them/use them, including insulin pump
- The diabetic diet - what to eat and not eat
- How to stay healthy with diabetes
You and your doctors: working as a team
You, your doctor, your nurse, and your dietician all work together to help you have a healthy baby. We call this Patient and Family-Centered Care and it allows you and your family to have a voice in your own health care decisions and treatment. If you do not have a Hurley physician, call toll-free (888) 611-4462 and we will help you get one.
For more information or to schedule an appointment in Hurley's Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, contact:
Hurley Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza, 3West
Flint, MI 48503
We also offer two other Diabetes Education Programs:
For diabetes classes, click here.
For diabetes support groups, click here.
For a list of helpful resources, click here.