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Oh! BABY!!!

A group for those of us who are hoping, wishing, praying, wanting to be pregnant one day. A source of pregnancy web links, helpful tips. frustration, support, happy thoughts, etc.

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Size of baby around 32 weeks

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IVF and 40!

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Ectopic pregnancy

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OB Appointments

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Our Second Baby is Born

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Newly Pregnant (long)

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Not I pictured this going a few days ago..

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Pre-conceived appointment

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Pregnancy Questions

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Just need to vent....

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Travel during pregnancy with Type 1 D

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What is baby D????

Started by Mekenzie D. Last reply by Linda G Dec 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Type 1 and pregnant for the 1st time at 42

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Comment by Nicole on Wednesday

Thanks so much.
I need to get better about bolusing 15 minutes before meals.. I think that'd make a big difference.

I will definitely take the advice and start implementing more fat/protien snacks.

I have tried to have low carb lunch & dinners.

My morning & afternoon numbers are my biggest challenge.

Thanks again. It's so nice to have people to talk to that can relate!

Comment by Diabetes to Go on Wednesday

Hi Nicole,

I find the 3rd trimester to be so frustrating too.

With my 2 pregnancies my strategy has been to spread carb evenly throughout the day. I have the least in the morning 20 carbs usually followed by around 20-30 carbs with each meal. I eat snacks with carbs in between meals too, around 15 grams each snack.

Another important tip is to try blousing 15 minutes before meals and snacks, since this is how long rapid insulins take before they are active in the body.

I made sure I had protein and moderate fat intake with each meal to curb my hunger, which is intense towards the end of the pregnancy when baby is getting big.

I really like having nut based granola bars around here are a few of my favourites:

These are around 18 carbs a bar and rather filling due to the high nut content. They are a good source of protein too.

Remember to not be to hard on really is about the big picture and not the small moment to moment changes.

Keep us updated.

Take care,

Melissa Shannon

Comment by JLemon on Tuesday

Following - I am right there with you Nicole. Seems like I am always just playing catch-up!

Comment by Nicole on Tuesday

Any advice on 3rd trimester insulin resistance? I am really struggling and it is becoming very, very frustrating!!

Thank you!

Comment by Diabetes to Go on March 12, 2015 at 6:07pm

Hi A,


That's wonderful news! And you said it what a relief when you reach the finish line...with your baby in your arms.

I'm 3 months postpartum and am still in honeymoon phase. I've not written my sugars down in 3 months. Soon I will pick up the ol' logbook and start writing numbers down but for now I'm taking a very well deserved break and enjoy the "fruit of my labour".

I'm similar to you in that my total daily insulin dose increases quite a bit...I'd say 3-4X by the end of pregnancy and now I'm almost back to my pre-pregnancy dose. I think that will vary from women to women because it depends on your weight gain in pregnancy.

I've been eating tons of pizza since our second son was born...since it was off limits for 9 months :)

Enjoy this special time...and thanks for sharing your inspiring story.

Melissa Shannon

Comment by A on March 12, 2015 at 11:10am

Our baby boy has arrived!

After all the months of extra monitoring (I was at 4 appointments a week for the last month!) our baby boy arrived happy and healthy. I had a vaginal delivery and he was a healthy weight of 7lb4oz. My sugars stayed totally within range throughout my (rather fast) delivery. I couldn't believe how immediate my insulin needs dropped off after birth! I'd increased my total daily dose by 5x and now that's back to just a little more than before the insulin resistance with pregnancy and for the first weeks it was even lower than pre-pregnancy.

I can't believe the relief that everything worked out so well but I am now deep into a vacation from recording numbers and doing such frequent blood glucose checks. My last A1C (at 8 months) was 5.8 and I'm sure I'll be up from that for the next one. After a couple of scary lows, including my lowest ever (1.4 mmol/L!), I've been running a bit higher, but feel great and very safe with this action. I still carb count and aim for under 6.0 before meals and under 8.0 after meals, but at 2 hours post prandial vs 1 hour, and I still check at night (this is now the only time I'm likely to go low due to breastfeeding). I've combined my split lantus dose so I'm only taking 4 shots vs 5. But it's the first time since diagnosis for me that I've not been writing down each number - this seems like a waste of time for me at this point because I don't have time to analyze the numbers to see what trends are going on!

Anyways, I think I just wanted to share my positive story with folks dealing with diabetes and pregnancy - it really helped me to hear about other peoples' experiences while I was pregnant. I certainly found the extra monitoring to be anxiety producing but it is an absolute truth that great results for type 1 pregnancy are possible :)

Comment by Heather on January 21, 2015 at 2:44pm
Hi sugardragon! Its Heather Becker, you know I was responding to your post when I realized it was you!!! Hahaha!!!!
Comment by SugarDragon on January 21, 2015 at 2:39pm
Hi ladies, just wondering if any mamas or mamas to be are on Instagram? Just looking to network with other t1 mamas. I'm a new t1 mama myself. If you're on Instagram I'd love to connect with you! My profile name is robinsonmo. Thanks!
Comment by Stephanie on January 18, 2015 at 11:04am
Hi everyone,
I just found out I was pregnant yesterday and I'm a type 1 on a pump. It figures, we have been trying since April, and over Christmas I was not being careful. I figured it wasn't going to happen since since we were told by fertility specialist it was less than 10%. So I ate poorly, drank a little and figured I would be good again in January. But then my sugars have been all over the place. Really unexpected highs, then lows. I'm having an issue staying low. According to my app I would 5 weeks and I'm not feeling well. Am I going to loose it since I have been high? I'm going to go to the doctor asap. I also on metformin, but I don't think it works. I went to bed at 109 and woke up at 229. So I'm feeling really out of control. I thought you were supposed to be low in the first trimester.
Comment by d-unit on August 30, 2014 at 12:15pm

I have been type 1 diabetic for 24 years. I am 30 and am 20 weeks pregnant on the second pregnancy. Sadly our first pregnancy resulted in a stillbirth and our son Anthony died at 35 weeks of pregnancy. 10 weeks after the stillbirth and I became pregnant again and am now 20 weeks.
The doctors were unable to give us a reason why the first still birth happened. The only noticeable thing with our baby after the autopsy was that he was big (9 pounds at 35 weeks).
Now at 20 weeks pregnancy with our little girl, I have noticed with the endo and obyn that my insulin demand has not increased as it should normally in a pregnancy but rather has been decreasing even as recent as week 19. The doctors said that this could be because of a problem with the hormones from the placenta and if this trend of not needing to increase the insulin continues, then there is a high chance that the baby would need to be prematurely born after taking some steroids to help the lungs. They did say it is still too early to tell and no blood test or ultrasound can identify this problem but it can cause premature birth(34 weeks was their estimate).
Has anyone experienced a decrease in insulin needs during mid pregnancy or have any experience with a similar situation. We are looking for any type of knowledge on this.
Thank you,


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