"Congrats to you! And lots and lots of baby dust to you too. :) I ADORE my Dex Platinum G4. I had the Seven Plus with my first pregnancy and I can't imagine getting through a diabetic pregnancy without a cgm. Although I know some mamas in this…"
"There are a lot of good ones out there. I don't really think it's necessary to get the prescription ones, but I suppose it depends on your doctor's recommendations. Also, if you generally do not get a lot of whole foods or nutrients…"
"Good luck TTC!! I will say that, for me, the quickest way to lower a1c is to get pregnant. :) There is just something psychological about knowing that your growing baby's health is dependent on your blood sugar. For me, I went from…"
"Good for you for looking into all of this early! I think it's always good to educate yourself now so that you can advocate for yourself later if needed. I think the whole natural birth vs. c-section is personal and depends on the mom and…"
"It really is tough for us T1D's, even in pre-conception! I have a 2.5 year old, and I am currently 12 weeks pregnant. I started TTC this time with an A1c of 7. I knew this was higher than optimal, and it was not a number I ever saw when I was…"
"Haha, I just read this and realized that I replied to the original post waaay back when I was pregnant the first time, before I had given birth. Well now that I HAVE experienced labor, I will say that I used my pump and cgm all the way throughout a…"
"Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! Giving birth to a healthy baby is a HUGE success for us T1's, and you have MUCH to be proud of despite the fact that the birth didn't go exactly as planned. Good job mama! :)"
"I used my pump and cgm for the entirety of my labor, delivery, and recovery. Blood sugars stayed between 85 and 155, and were around 100 pretty much the entire time. It is totally possible for you and your husband to do this! Fortunately I…"
"I did yoga throughout my entire pregnancy and I think that it was definitely a factor in my overall health during pregnancy and my smooth birth experience. Plus it just feels super good! :) I don't have a specific DVD to recommend, but I would…"
"Nope, I was not induced. I went into labor when I was at 38 weeks 6 days, and my son was born naturally at 39 weeks. My doctors were talking induction from 38 weeks on, and they were using very scary language like "stillbirth" with me too.…"
"Bump! I also would love to find a good endo in the bay area. I moved to Fremont from LA this summer and have been having a tough time finding a good endo. I'm looking for many of the same qualities that you are (cool with some degree of…"
Again, thank you so much!! I am currently 31 1/2 weeks and baby is measuring about 5 lbs.I love my high risk OB but she said there may be talk of a c-section or induction if she gets to 9-10lbs..I'm so scared of both.I also know measurments can be off and she said the same thing.I hope I get a chance for a natural birth.Whatever happens,I just want our little one to come out healthy :). May I message you as well?
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