By hailey15! Latest Reply 2015-07-04 03:28:56 -0500
Started 2015-02-17 14:49:56 -0600

I would like to try and get pregnant but nervous because of side effects it could cause my baby. My a1c right now is a 7 but my dr would like it at a 5… What were some of your a1c when you got pregnant? And how did you get it so low? It's sooo hard. I stress all the time
I won't be able to have kids because
Of my diabetes.

2 replies

RobynF 2015-07-04 03:28:56 -0500 Report

Hi Hailey. I see it's been awhile since you posted this question but I was wondering how everything was turning out for you. I was trying to get pregnant before being diagnosed with diabetes and the doctors want my a1c lower as well, which feels like it should be a lot easier than it has been! I have also had some serious stress and anxiety about whether or not I will be able to have kids and if they will be healthy. I made a consultation appointment with a high-risk ob to get some better info and will hopefully know more next week. I was just wondering how you have been handling all of this and if you have any advice. Thanks!

jayabee52 2015-02-18 10:13:31 -0600 Report

Howdy Hailey

Since no one has ahswered you (I believe eventually someone would) I will chime in here.

My first wife and I had 3 sons and with each pregnancy she developed gestational diabetes. With the first son it was a big surprise, but we managed to bring him to term without big difficulty. Her biggest problem with him was that sne needed to have a pitocin drip to start her labor. with son #2 and #3 we were aware that the possibility of gestational diabetes would happen, and it did, and her need for pitocin to induce her pregnancy. After the 3rd pregnancy (we had been trying for a girl) we decided to stop since we were afraid that another pregnancy would give her diabetes permanently since her mother had diabetes as well by that time.

I believe that the time for having a baby is when YOU are ready. Not when the Drs involved think you are ready. They can adapt their care to the conditions you present with your pregnancy.

Please do not stress. It makes your BG (blood glucose) levels even more unstable. Just relax and if your pregnancy happens let it happen.

God's best to you and yours