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. Unexpected pregnancy. Freaking out.

Anonymous
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I was diagnosed as a type one diabetic while pregnant with dd.

Dd is 14 months.

Since she was born I have had a hard time with my blood sugars. They are down but still not quite ideal.

Obviously if your diabetic you don't want to get pregnant with out making sure its safe first. Which is why I started on BC right after dd was born.

My period was late. The first thing my doctor told me to do was take a pregnancy test. It was positive. He went out of town today and can't see me until Monday. He told me to keep an extra close eye on my blood sugars and schedule an appointment with my obgyn as well (I need to see both for different tests. My diabetic specialist is also in maternal and fetal medicine).

I'm freaking out.

Im on BC pills. I take all my medications on a right schedule. I don't think I've missed any. And we use condoms. We've had a few break but the while point of using both is so that if one fails the other is there as back up. I don't see how this happened. I just don't understand it. We were so careful because we knew we didn't want this to happen. It could be very dangerous for both me and the baby. And I'm terrified.

4 days before my period was late (I took a test at a week late) dd had to have an x ray. They asked if I was pregnant. Issue no be issue obviously I didn't know I was. And I went in with her.

I'm trying to say calm because I don't want to raise my blood sugar levels due to stress but I'm just freaking out. What if there's major complications because of my diabetes? What if something happens to the baby because I screwed up somewhere and got pregnant before we knew whether it was safe or possible?

With dd we got lucky and there were no complctions. But what if that's not the case with this baby?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 12, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 12, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I think you will be fine ,your doctor can help you keep not only yourself safe but the baby too .I think you should stay cool and talk with you doctor .I am a diabete and had a hard time in my pregnancy too ,but when i do get pregnant my doctor will keep a special watch on me .gl

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 12, 2013 at 6:53 PM
I'm just worried. It was very hard with dd.. I think maybe ill feel a little better when I actually see a doctor....


Quoting Anonymous:

I think you will be fine ,your doctor can help you keep not only yourself safe but the baby too .I think you should stay cool and talk with you doctor .I am a diabete and had a hard time in my pregnancy too ,but when i do get pregnant my doctor will keep a special watch on me .gl


MixedCooke
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:43 AM

reduce your carbs keeping only veggies and fruit with a low glycemic index and you should be okay.

krysta.cole
by on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:52 AM

My daughter is 7 and she got diagnosed with Type 1 last year. I worry about her being pregnant one day but I always calm myself down by reminding myself that so many other Type 1's have had children and are fine. I would just try to stay calm and keep going as usual until you see your doctor. Good luck and congrats!

poeticrose09
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM
Breathe. I'm type one diabetic and freaked out too. My sugar wasn't ideal either but I let it in check for the most part. No fruit before noon was the hard part because that's all I could Jeep down at first. Your doc will work with you. Message me if you hae more questions..my son has no problems I was induced at 37 weeks and he was nine lbs
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Diabetics have babies all the time.  You will be fine.  You are under the care of doctors.

poeticrose09
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM
Its hard but she can do it just means more ultrasounds. I had an ultrasound every other week from conception basically and was only hospitalized at the begginign because my sugar would skyrocket the fall into the 20s so they kept me for a week.


Quoting krysta.cole:

My daughter is 7 and she got diagnosed with Type 1 last year. I worry about her being pregnant one day but I always calm myself down by reminding myself that so many other Type 1's have had children and are fine. I would just try to stay calm and keep going as usual until you see your doctor. Good luck and congrats!


tarakay0417
by on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Breathe. Don't get yourself worked up. Try to stay calm and think about good things. Don't stress until you talk to your doctor. Stress is not good for you, the baby or anyone around you. I wish I had more advice for you but I have never had to deal with diabetes. Just try to stay calm and relax. Good luck and I hope everything works out.

LiDoMama
by Gold Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 2:00 AM

I'm a type 1 and am expecting my fourth child. None of them had or so far have had any issues. Two were actually very petite at birth, despite my diabetes. First thing- calm down! I know you are scared but with some vigilance on your part and good medical care you can have a healthy and happy pregnancy and baby. 

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