By DulceC Latest Reply 2013-05-06 13:40:12 -0500
Started 2013-04-27 12:39:37 -0500

I'm 25 and thinking about having kids soon but scared What the complications could be or how much risk is in trying to have a baby

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RebC 2013-04-30 15:37:48 -0500 Report

I am also 25 with two beautiful boys. I was diagnosed with T1 at age 20, and both pregnancies happened after diagnosis. Both boys weighed 7 and a half pounds, perfectly healthy. I agree 100% with Jeanette. Control is key, both before getting pregnant, and while being so. My doctor hated it when my blood sugar was above 110, and I really strove to keep my levels under that number. That being said, I can tell you that while it may be scary, and difficult at some times, having kids is so worth the effort!

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-04-30 15:24:53 -0500 Report

I am 27 and have a 1 year old. I have had type 1 for 15 years and am on a pump. I had a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. He was a big baby but healthy. The best advice I could give to you is to get your blood sugars in control now before you even think of getting pregnant. That is the biggest thing that my doctors stressed is to have very strict control. I was able to keep my blood sugar levels in a pretty tight range while pregnant and everything went smoothly. There is nothing really to be afraid of more than the next women when it comes to having kids. You just have to work harder and pay really good attention to what your body is telling you.

Harlen 2013-04-27 14:04:51 -0500 Report

Not to much different then every one els you just got to keep on top of your blood sugars .
Best of luck