"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…"
"Wow Melissa, thank you so much for your helpful response! I was on vacation for the past few weeks so I only just read your response now. It's funny, my 8 month old son has actually seen the pediatrician in Dr. Rydfors's office, Dr. Nasta.…"
"Hello, i am T1 since 2008; was diagnosed at 28 weeks in my first pregnancy. I went on to have twins in 2011. Here is who helped me through my diabetes (ENDO) and pregnancies (OB).
Pregnancy #1: OB Jan T Rydfors, MD Bay Area Fertility and Pregnancy…"
Hey Ladies, I recently moved to Fremont in the San Francisco bay area. Just thought I would see if any of you happen to have a local endo that you can recommend? I would especially appreciate an endo who helped you manage diabetes through pregnancy. Thanks!See More
"It definitely was difficult. I think that your worries are realistic, but it is totally possible to manage your sugars and hold down a full-time job. I think that, depending on what your job is, you'll want to find some kind of system/schedule…"
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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