For my 1st I saw a high risk ob and my endo. For the 2nd I saw a normal/ non high risk ob and my normal endo. I would think that by your 3rd pregnancy that you're pretty familiar with what happens to your bgs and what you need to do to…"
"Hi, I also had some very high bgs early on and baby(s) were ok (although I tried super-hard to keep them really good throughout the entire pregnancies).
Yes, just don't forget that it's typical for insulin requirements to go up ALOT during…"
"Hi, and congratulations!
I also had my first baby when i was in my early 30s (32) and have had diabetes 20+ yrs. I also recently had my second. I had each at different hospitals so for one I saw a high risk on and my own endo. For the second I used…"
"Hi, I use Lantus for my long acting insulin and used it during my pregnancies. I also was pregant with my first when I was 33, and have had type1 for along time and take shots instead of pump, and use dexcom. The insulin was fine and typical in…"
I had an unplanned Csection after many of hours of labor, and recently a planned Csection. The planned one was a LOT more 'pleasant' than the unplanned one because with the unplanned, I wound up having the shakes during surgery and for…"
"Your AFI will change throughout each day. I had similar response to the condition as another poster who said their OB just started their NSTs a week earlier than planned. The highest I've seen my AFI so far is 27. It's been consistently…"
"It's been a while, but thank you all for your replies. My AFI since writing this has gone down to 14 and now at 38.5 weeks is back up to 25. Both times that it has been high (now and when i originally wrote my question) I was also sick…"
"I had high AF, but I don't remember the number. It started at 31 weeks. My level stayed constant, and the OB didn't do anything about it--she said the only thing she would normally do would be NSTs twice a week, and I was about to start…"
"I had high AFI's during the duration of my pregnancy. (it first became apparent during the 27th week..measuring 25) Ranged from 25-29 throughout, with the peak at 33 weeks and then coming down to 27. My a1c also went up during the last…"
"I had no problems with my first pregnancy but this time around, at 33 weeks, I was told I have high amniotic fluid. I wasn't told the exact number and the doctor doesn't seem *that* concerned actually but it has me slightly worried. So I…"
"I had high AFI levels. I don't remember how high, but never high enough that my OB wanted to do anything about it. I'm actually pretty sure of what caused it: Water retention in general. It started happening around the time that I started…"
"I don't remember my exact levels but i do remember them being normal but had to do NSTs twice a week due to pre-e. My son was born at 34 weeks due to pre-e but i had steroid shots for his lungs. My a1c was 7.0 my entire pregnancy and my baby…"
"Hi. I take synthroid (have for about 4 years) and have a 12 month old son and am due again on Halloween. I breastfed my son - the doc said it was fine. During preg my synthroid dosage increased a lot (as it should) and went back to my pre-preg…"
"Hi SS and congratulations! I am currently 25 weeks with #2 and my insulin resistance seems at about the same level as it did with #1. My A1c is just a little lower now than my first pregnancy. I am approaching my 10 year mark for T1D and my 8th year…"
My first pregnancy was way different from this second one (nearly finished).
First pregnancy I was only just diagnosed. I made do with 70/30 and despite 1 very memorable low did pretty well.
This pregnancy the diabetes has obviously advanced…"
"Hi, congrats on your pregnancy - Yes, those were my goals too, but I had some times in my pregnancy that I went into the high 300s and everything turned out fine. Post meals I tried to prevents spikes (yes, I waited about half hour to eat, and I…"
"Hi - For the few first months, I tried to watch my bgs super-good. When I did go above 300, I would give formula and pump and dump. Then I got more lax - after 3 months or so, I still tried to control my bgs good, but when I went > 300, I would…"
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