Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
Since I not only have to balance pregnancy with migraines, depression, etc., but also balance it with type 2 diabetes, I was elated to come across a resource for women who are trying to conceive despite their diabetes. I was pleased to find this book to be an intelligent, reassuring resource.
So many of the resources available take an alarmist tone that may make women with pre-existing diabetes feel as though there is no safe way for them to be pregnant or give birth to a healthy baby. This is simply not the case. If you are educated and committed to good glucose control, both you and your baby can come through pregnancy completely healthy.
For me the prevailing message was that as a pregnant women with diabetes you must always be flexible and willing to work hard to adapt to the way your body changes as a result of pregnancy. For many of us we know exactly what to do to maintain or move toward good glucose control in our regular lives. But pregnancy changes all of that, and it can be a very unpredictable, frustrating experience. I now feel I better know what to expect from pregnancy and have prepared myself mentally for the reality that it's going to be even more work than I ever realized. But I know it will be well worth it.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.