Hi, I'm 32 and this is my first pregnancy. I'm due on June 26th but I'm also a type 2 diabetic before I got pregnant which makes me very nervous. My doctor had me coming to his office twice a week. I saw him this past Monday and he congratulated me on my sugar levels being in control the way he wanted. My doctor was so excited he gave me a high five. Now he's going to start seeing me once a week which I guess is better. But I'm so scared that I've done some damage to my baby. Anyone gone this thru this type of pregnancy.
I am a type one and my sugars become brittle from the moment I become pregnant with my first I had sever lows right up till my 5th month 911 calls hospital stays the lowest it went was 17 and they were shocked I wasn't dead and still talking not making much sense but talking. towards the end it went on the higher side my a1c never went above a 7.4 and my child was born fine the only problem he had was a ASD which runs on my motherís side of the family pretty heavily and was not due to my diabetes.
I was talking with a lady on her that had an A1C that was mostly above 10 her whole pregnancy and delivered a happy healthy baby with no birth defects either. In all honesty they try to scare you and make you think your baby is in peril because you are a diabetic and my personal opinion I think it is rude and unprofessional.
There are risk just like any other pregnancy and way back when they didn't have test kits and knew hardly anything about insulin woman would deliver what they called swimmer babies but that is very rare and doesn't happen very often and this day and age happens maybe one in a thousand babies.
I was 32 with baby number one and am now 34 with baby number 2 on the way. I think it is the perfect age for kids BTW
One woman from my mommy group got gestational diabetes and her daughter is fine and she is expecting number 2 any day now as well. You will likely just have to be extra careful with diet and watching your levels. It is good that doc. is able to see you often so that you know everything is going well. No worries momma - diabetes is fairly common and lots of diabetics have healthy kids!