Oh! BABY!!!

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Newly Pregnant (long)

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Pregnant and Terrified

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Sites on Belly?

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Trying to conceive with Type 1

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Our First Baby is on the way :D

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So nervous...

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First pregnancy!

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T1, celiac, and pregnancy

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basal requirements increase?

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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,

Comment by Alejandra Marquez on June 10, 2014 at 2:48pm

Hi everyone! I am 28 weeks, I am working hard to control my diabetes but sometime it isn't enough. I don't want to have higher BG but it is difficult to avoid it. What are you doing to keep on target your BG? My OB recommended me to be on 90-120 before and after meals. I have Medtronic insulin pump and dexcom. There are awesome. They help me a lot to figure out all changing I have to do every day but I need more tips to keep improve. Please, let mw know some of your tips. Thank you !!!!

Comment by Diabetes to Go on April 15, 2014 at 6:47am

Hi everyone,

So glad to be hear and meeting other women pregnant with type one. I had my first baby over a year ago and am planning my second pregnancy now.

Can anyone relate to that 2 week wait... when you think you might be pregnant but aren't sure because pregnancy tests won't be correct yet?

Just went through that last month... and now we are trying again... I had to really be careful to not have any lows for the last few weeks because I was having so many when we thought I could be pregnant.

Melissa Shannon

Comment by DeeannIsAwesome on February 17, 2014 at 7:42pm

Hello Everyone! I just joined a few days ago, and already am sooo glad that I have. I am 33 and 5 weeks pregnant with T1. I had a miscarriage 3 months ago and now am in sheer terror of it happening again. My a1c is "okay", but definitely not amazeballs lol Looking to these forums for any advice or help I can get along the way :)

Comment by Ewa on January 30, 2014 at 7:19am

Hi I have watched this group off and on for the last year to learn more about being a preg t1. Now my son is 5 m old:)

Comment by lizzistardust on December 9, 2013 at 6:24pm
Tamara: Real ginger ale was AWESOME for me. If I threw up what I ate and doubted I could keep down more food yet, I'd pour myself the equivalent amount of carbs in ginger ale and slowly sip it. There's also crystallized ginger or ginger candies, which you could easily keep in a purse or pocket.

I also kept diet ginger ale around.

Just make sure you get a brand made from real ginger. Not all supermarket brands are. I went to a health food store and got Blue Sky brand.
Comment by TamaraHope on December 9, 2013 at 6:09pm

I'm 9 weeks pregnant with my third child and running low all day the last few days. I'm struggling with a lot of nausea/vomiting as well. My first time around was very similar and ended up in the hospital several times. I have an appointment in 3 days with my endo and we'll adjust my doses then but what tips do any of you have for until then on keeping my numbers up when eating is close to impossible.

Comment by Christy on October 26, 2013 at 10:02am
Does low sugar affect the baby while pregnancy? Also what about the occassional highs?
Comment by Holly Ramey on August 27, 2013 at 1:36pm

If anyone is interested, I started a "Mommies with Diabetes" group on Facebook. I certainly don't want to take anything away from this group, I know some prefer different social media mediums over others. Here's a link:

Comment by Maismommy on August 26, 2013 at 12:54pm
Hi Heather I used to feel a bit like you but now I just see the extra scans as a bonus to see my babys a lot more than most. There is currently a petition going around for pregnant ladies to get three scans rather than the 12 wk and 20 week they get now. I feel very fortunate to know that my baby is receiving the best possible care x

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