Sunday 4th July 10.30am – 12.00pm
The type 1 pregnancy journey – Planning families, pregnancy and after baby arrives.
Join us as we look at the pregnancy journey from planning your family, through to managing type 1 while pregnant and when the baby arrives.
You will get the chance to hear from health care specialists & mothers about their pregnancy journeys; discussing their concerns and experiences of managing type 1 while planning their families, during their pregnancies and with a newborn.
We’ll also be talking to new fathers living with type 1 about how the demands of a new baby have impacted their management.
What our past attendees say about out events!
Our first three Virtual Discovery Events were awarded 4.7 out of 5 stars*.
“These virtual discovery events are terrific, I have such fun, love the speakers, the engagement, and I have never felt so close to the type 1 community at large.”
JDRF supporter, Andy from Edinburgh living with T1D for 15 years
Schedule for the day
10:35 JDRF’s latest research progress
Conor McKeever, Research Communications Manager, JDRF
10.50 Planning for pregnancy, where to turn to for information and advice, and what you might expect from pregnancy and birth
Jane O’Brien, Diabetes Specialist Midwife, Stockport
11:10 Comfort break
11:20 Supporting JDRF & resources available
11:25 Type 1 mums and dads discussing their concerns and experiences of managing type 1 while planning their families, during their pregnancies and with a newborn
Lizzie Dix, Dannie Milne & Andy Armstrong
12.00 Virtual exhibition
Meet the medical device companies and learn more about products to help you manage type 1 diabetes: Roche, Abbott, Air Liquide, Dexcom, Insulet, Medtronic and Medtrum
Once you have registered for the event, password protected joining details will be sent out to you the day before the event in an email.
Meet the speakers
Jane O’Brien – Diabetes Specialist Midwife
Jane qualified as a RGN in 1987 and went on her midwifery training in 1988. She worked as a midwife, both in hospital and on the community, until 2002 when she was appointed as Stockport’s Diabetes Specialist Midwife. Jane has worked locally and nationally in supporting Specialist Midwives and been involved in various projects /research around the care given to women with diabetes during their pregnancies. She brings a wealth of knowledge to this Discovery Event
Get in touch
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Virtual Discovery Events are recorded. You will be sent an email with the recording in the days following the event. Or you can find the video of this event and other Virtual Discovery Events on our You Tube channel here.
Other virtual events
JDRF are running a series of Virtual Discovery Events on a variety of topics. You can find our upcoming events here.
You can learn more about the sponsors of our Virtual Discovery Events here.
*In the post event survey our first event was awarded 4.77 stars, the second event 4.76 and third event 4.73 stars.