Support with your worries and concerns
Cancer during pregnancy is rare, but it does happen. It can be daunting and distressing to have a diagnosis of cancer during your pregnancy and it can come as a great shock. You will probably be extremely worried about your baby and your own health. We would encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to with your healthcare and midwifery teams about treatment options and the effect they could have on you both. By understanding, as much as you can about your situation and options can help you make any decisions you need to.
If you have the treatment during your pregnancy you may want to have extra reassurance that your baby is continuing to develop normally. You may also want to know your choices around birth and breastfeeding, again please ask as many questions as you need to.
Cancer diagnosed during pregnancy can be a complicated time both physically and emotionally and we would encourage you to seek support and to talk about your fears and concerns. This can help create some normality for you and help you feel in control of what is both a really precious, but also difficult time.
If you would like us to contact your health care team on your behalf or are worried or upset about anything please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do everything that we can to support you.