Women diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy should seek the care of an expert in the field of high-risk obstetrics, called a perinatologist.
Women with diabetes should have preconception counseling with a perinatologist.
A perinatologist who specializes in diabetes is well aware of what the pregnant woman needs in each trimester and usually recommends the use of an insulin pump for better control.
Together, the perinatologist and the woman can start therapies that will improve the woman's health prior to conception.
Consultations include a perinatologist, a neonatologist, a pediatric surgeon, a clinical nurse specialist, and a social worker.