Type Ones and Prgnancy

By roshy Latest Reply 2011-05-25 13:02:47 -0500
Started 2011-05-20 18:22:54 -0500

This is a sensitive topic for many women but i would really appriciate everyones input.
I was wondering how many type ones have had a successful pregnancy. What kind of planning or preparation went into your pregnancy? Did you have any compliciations during or after and what kind recommendations did you recieve from your doctor?
I have very little knowledge of pregnancy and type one diabetic women, most of the general information through the media is negative stating that women with type one generaly have large babies, pemiture births and the numerous amount of complications the baby could develop if the diabetes is not controlled before and after the pregnancy.

Please share your experiences of your pregnancy and any information which you think would benefit a woman planning a pregnancy in the future!!
(thats not me by the way!!)

Thanks again for your input

12 replies

bionkasmomma2004 2011-05-25 13:01:43 -0500 Report

My daughter will be 7 in july..there were complications and she does have a heart defect due to my diabetes but she is fine. Make sure your blood sugar is in as much controll as it can be my daughter was 8lbs 40z but she should have weighed 6 lbs 2 oz. The weight diff was from fluid in her lungs. She was sent home from the hospital at a mo old to die…it will be ok just make sure you eat right and manage ur blood sugar!

indymlb 2011-05-24 10:32:08 -0500 Report

I've had two healthy kids with no complications. I made sure my blood sugars were in good control during pregnancy. Blood sugar control does affect birth weight. I wasn't as diciplined with my first child; he was 8lbs. 14 oz. I didn much better with my second and he was 7lbs. 11oz. I also didn't plan or prepare for either pregnancy. As long as the woman is in good health & controlled blood sugar, she should do fine. How many non-diabetic women have complications during or after? Just follow the doctor's orders and all should go well!

vvanata 2011-05-20 20:49:42 -0500 Report

i am type 1 and have had 1 pregnancy and having a hard time getting pregnant but there is more than just the diabetes with that. i went to a perinatologist, someone who specializes in high risk pregnancy, they kept me under close supervision and i followed the rules. my daughter was early but she was healthy. i wasn't controlled before my pregnancy and didn't even think i could get pregnant but immediately took control and did what i had to do. it is important to have control before conception but i didn't and i got lucky. the best thing to do is to go to a specialist and follow their rules and take all the education they want to give you

roshy 2011-05-20 21:01:54 -0500 Report

The endos in Ireland strongly recommend thast women should have their Hba1c around 6.5 before concieving! In the clinic there have been women leaving in tears because the drs have given out to them about thier control and their wish to have a baby.
I also heard of a woman who was told that if she did get pregnant their was a high chance she wold loose her eye sight. There is just so much to take into consideration.

Thanks for all the information.

vvanata 2011-05-20 21:10:33 -0500 Report

right i know that and you are right it should be around that to get pregnant, however i wasn't trying and i didn't think i could so it just kinda happened. a chance that i didn't have a choice to take. but i did immediately take it under control and had a healthy baby girl because of it, yes it could have been better but when you are like 'opps now i'm pregnant' i couldn't change the past and go back in time to take care of myself prior to. i am currently trying to get pregnant but my hormones, are off, my diabetes is a little off, but mostly my hormones cause i dont ovulate, we decided that if my body wont do it naturally then we aren't going to do it at all…too much risk.

roshy 2011-05-20 21:17:12 -0500 Report

Its brilliant to hear so many women like yourself are having healthy babies!!
being pregnant is hard enough but type one on top is a task and a half!!

Best of luck to you in the future!!

crazygirl777 2011-05-20 20:38:02 -0500 Report

I became a type 1 diabetic during my 4th pregnancy out of the blue. I was considered "high risk" & monitored very carefully during my pregnancy & our son was born 2 weeks early & he had complications that were not related 2 my diabetes at all but required immediate surgery. He was born a healthy weight with a normal sugar & I was fine. My sugars were a little on the high side but stayed under 200 with me carefully monitoring them & watching closely what I ate. It was a more difficult journey by far than my other pregnancies but I would go thru it all again 2 have our beautiful little boy. Every person is different, as every woman's body handles things differently. But I don't think there's any reason that a woman can't have a healthy baby when she has type 1..it's just a little more work than average. Hope my information helps a little! :)

Harlen 2011-05-20 19:14:39 -0500 Report

I have a lot of frend with T1 and they have had no prob with getting preg nor having healthy babys just do what the Doc seys and love your self
Best wishes

roshy 2011-05-20 19:24:14 -0500 Report

heya Harlen.

Thanks for the comment. I love the new picture by the way.
I have heard that type ones can have healthy babies however i have also heard many women who have been advised not to get pregnant due to furthering complications with their eyes or kidneys!! i guess all you can do is try your best and hope for a positive outcome!

vvanata 2011-05-20 20:51:50 -0500 Report

pregnancy is hard on your kidneys anyway you just have to keep close eye on it which the drs will do if they think you are at risk. every 2 weeks i had to go to the dr and they check my urine for protein and made sure my sugars were good. if you dont take care of yourself during pregnancy and with type 1 its more important than without then your body can't take care of that baby.

Harlen 2011-05-20 19:41:22 -0500 Report

Thats why you work with your Doc each of us are difrent .
The new photo is of my birthday cake thats for tomarow lolololol
and yes I am going to have some lol
Best wishes

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