"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…"
Her belly has very little to so with shoulder dystocia. Bellies compress pretty easily. And 8'3" at this stage isn't that big.
I see no safety reason not to try for a VBAC. As you said, you can always opt for a C-s…"
"I used the ones from Motherhood Maternity and didn't find them helpful in that way at all. Hiding half-zipped flies or making a CGM sensor less obvious, yes, but it wouldn't have helped hold a sensor or site on.
I eventually started…"
"Absolutely. With my first, I think it was at about 36 weeks. With my second, probably 38. It's normal, but are you doing non-stress tests? That's the best way to know the lows aren't a sign of distress."
"I also had excess amniotic fluid with my first son. An my A1c never went above a 5.4 during the pregnancy, so don't blame your BG control. It just happens sometimes.
My OB scheduled an induction for my due date. My water broke at 39 weeks and…"
"Welcome, Mel! I agree with Erin, it's the overall control that matters most. It's easy to stress about it when you have a baby on board, but I had to learn to just correct, consider whether the high is a part of a pattern requiring a…"
"Sounds like I'm in just about the right range, then. I woke up this morning at 52, had 12 carbs worth of candy then a 30 carb breakfast shortly after but with no bolus because my BG wasn't coming up quickly enough for me to feel…"
"I did at 35 weeks on the dot... but then I went into labor 3 days later, so that was probably an early sign for me. Also my drop in insulin needs was more like a crash, so perhaps not really comparable."
"Tell her that. Say that you have a plan regarding your diabetes, and you're concerned about people overwhelming you about it during delivery.
Doulas try very hard to reduce stress, so I think that would eliminate any chance of her trying to…"
"I think most doulas will pretty much just learn from you what your unique needs are due to the T1D. She probably knows the very basics of how D affects pregnancy/birth, like that babies are often larger and OBs tend to really push interventions like…"
"I'm pregnant with #2 and the current plan is to get my tubes tied during my repeat c-section. So, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you.
Like you, I don't want to be pregnant again. Between the typical pregnancy stuff and the…"
"This makes sense. With my first baby, I kept my A1c between 5.2 and 5.4 the ENTIRE time, which is totally a number any person without diabetes might have. But my son was still on the larger side of average: 8 pounds 10 oz.
This time, my A1c has been…"
"My reaction is also "new doctor." :(
If that's not possible.... I would probably do what works best for me. Did your previous basal rates work better? I'd switch back to them, and then I'd walk into the next appointment…"
hey Lizzie, can I ask you something? I think you mentioned in a discussion that one of your very early pregnancy symptoms were unexplained highs? Could I ask, how high, and for how long? I'm experiencing some weird highs, and on the tiny chance that I may be pregnant, I'm rather worried about them.
hi Lizzie, welcome! I had a super endo when we lived in OKC, Dr. Matt Draelos. oh, and I read a little of your blog (nice writer!) and thought I'd tell you about a Group here for those thinking of having a baby
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