If you have a long-term medical condition, for example, epilepsy or diabetes, this can affect pregnancy and therefore some of the choices you make. It is important to make sure long-term conditions are as well controlled as possible before attempting a pregnancy. We therefore provide pre-conception counselling to women through our specialist clinics.  You should discuss your plans for pregnancy with your GP or hospital specialist. Your GP can refer you to our specialist clinics.

If you are taking medication for a long-term condition, do not stop it without discussing this with your doctor, even if you find yourself pregnant unexpectedly.