I know this is extremely irresponsible, but I was in between birth control at the time. I just found out today that I am 4 weeks and I am so scared :( it's bad enough that I am just 20 but now I am probably hurting my baby because my last A1C was 11- but that was in December. I've seen my endo since then in March, but we didn't do an A1C test because I saw him to set up my insulin pump. So maybe it is better now? I can't stop crying. I know I need to see my endo, but do I see a gyno first? I went to planned parenhood for my test... and even worse is I moved 3 hours away from my endo in February and have just been driving up here for appointments, so I should just find a new one in my area right? Has anyone else made such a huge mistake like this? Are your babies okay? :(
We sound so similar!
Im sure my A1C wasnt the greatest when I got pregnant, but the big and most important thing NOW is to keep your BG as in good of control as possible. Pregnancy does crazy things to your d...you may find your needs decreasing...increasing...etc. But find a really good Dr who manages high risk pregnancies, and also I'd suggest either keep in constant touch with your endo. Maybe you can fax or email your readings weekly and they can advise you on adjustments.
My pregnancy I had really low blood glucose almost up until I delivered. Of course I had my son on 70/30 which that stuff isnt easy to work with on a good duch, much less when u are pregnant. Just test really frequently, stay in close contact with your Dr's and just keep your numbers as stable as u possibly can and as near normal as you can. You are lucky to be on a pump, that will make this much easier in my opinion.
true chrissy I had forgot that
I got pregnant at 20 and delivered at 21. My daughter is now 16 years old and I am so glad that she is with us!! At the time it was stressful to have a child before my then boyfriend, now-husband, and I were established in our jobs and relationship. I actually remember more happiness than stress though. I remember that it was lots of hard work, but worth it. I was also surprised at how fast we (and our families) were able to adjust and prepare to having a child. I think there is a reason why we carry them for 9 months, because by the time you have this baby you will have changed so much from when you first found out you were pregnant.
As for the diabetes, you will definitely need to see both your endo and gyno during your pregnancy. They will help you and the baby remain healthy. Babies are very resiliant, so please don't worry about what you have done in the pregnancy so far, focus only on the future. Every woman I know (including me) has said that they did things early on in their pregnancy that they would never have done once they knew they were pregnant and their kids (and mine) have all turned out great!
Not sure what your financial situation or insurance situation is, but if you are in the states, you may qualify for Medicaid (or food stamps or WIC) now that you are pregnant, even if you didn;t before. I am so glad that Medicaid and WIC were there for me during my pregnancy and when my child was an infant (I was able to make it on my own and have been able to ever since my child was about 1 year old). You may want to make an appointment with your local social services agency at the same time that you make appointments with your endo and gyno.
Take a deep breath; you will be OK!!!
I have health insurance through my Dad, thank God. I do plan on trying to get WIC and food stamps, my boyfriend has a good job doing hvac with his brother and Dad but he has no benefits and I think we can get food stamps because he is paid partially 'under the table'. I called a new endo in the area I moved to and his office told me that all he would do is refer me to a perinatologist so I called them at the hospital in the city we live and they referred me to a high-risk OBGYN. So next thursday I have an appointment with the nurse in her office to do bloodwork and fill out my medical history and I will see the actual doctor around June 21st the office said that I won't need to see an endo because they work closely with the perinatologist whose office is next door. Does that sound right?
That sounds good to me. Good Luck and CONGRADS!!!
It sounds like you have everything under control! Great job! I had to see both my endo (and diabetes nurse) along with my gyno frequently during my pregnancy (for gestastional diabetes that is now type 2 diabetes), but that may becuase they were from two separate offices and did not work together. It sounds like you may get better care since you are starting out with a gyno that already has a team in place to help you.
By reading your posts, it is obvious that you want to stay healthy and are very mature. I can tell that you will be just fine. Keep up the great work!
21st june is more than a month from now, do you see your endo for the pump well before, isn't it ?
The early months are most important to control BGs, you need to learn fast your pump.
I got my pump in March :) so I am using it now. I have been checking my sugar every two hours after I eat and adjusting my insulin if it is too high. Anything higher than 120 gives me a warning on my pump.