pregnancy and diabetes

reddable
By reddable Latest Reply 2015-01-06 00:32:51 -0600
Started 2014-12-01 10:44:09 -0600

I am presently trying to conceive, what precautions should I follow for a normal an healthy pregnancy and delivery


3 replies

notmaiden
notmaiden 2015-01-06 00:32:51 -0600 Report

Your babies will turn out big if you're T1. And you will deliver early because of it. Plus baby will be on a drip for a few days after birth because no matter what your baby's pancreas will work for you a bit. I know from experience.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-12-01 11:09:33 -0600 Report

Howdy Reddable
WELCOME to DC!
To have a normal healthy pregnancy it is essential that you stay in control of your diabetes.

The mother of my 3 sons had gestational diabetes and the only thing that was remotely problematic was she could not start the birthing process on her own and needed to be induced using pitosin. Our first son was a bit big and had had a BM in utero. Fortunately he had no lung problems due to that.

Subsequent deliveries we were alerted to her need of pitosin to induce labor so we had no problems with those deliveries. But her body's need for labor inducing chemicals was not due to her gestational diabetes.

If you have uncontrolled BG (blood glucose) levels any baby you might have a tendency to be big, I understand.

I believe it was Mark Twain who stated "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on"

Praying for improving health for us all

James