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    should I plan pregnancy with diabetes

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    I am 31 F, overweight. I was diagnosed with diabetes in Jan, 2012 (fasting 111, non fasting with glucose 234). My HbA1C test was 6.3 (May, 2012) and 6.1 (Oct, 2012). My fasting is 88 and random 165(latest). My dose of Glyciphage SR500 is now three times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner since last 2 weeks. We wish to plan a family. Do you think I should go ahead with pregnancy with these sugar levels. I am on a healthy diet and trying to be active, but there has been no considerable weight loss in the last few months. We are concerned about the safety issue. Pls guide. We donít mind waiting longer for the levels to improve or have other recourse like adoption.

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    That sounds like a good question for an M.D.
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    Well my personall recommendation would be to find a good indepent midwife, ingnore all the conventional medical adivce and do loads of research on natural birthing, have a home birth and tell the medical professsion to F right off as they have no place in 90% of pregnacies and births as it's a natural process, you are not a paitent or ill, only in rare cases is medical intervention needed.

    But I'm just some random bloke on the internet.

    Seriosuly, though this is something only you an your partner can deciede, do your reading, assess the risk and go with what you feel is right.
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    Please see an M.D. with this question. Your diabetes would make yours a 'high risk' pregnancy, provided medical advice is that you proceed.

    Yes, birth is a 'natural process,' but when a woman has medical issues that may complicate that birth, it's essential to have medical advice and support.

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    I've been diabetic since 2002. My mom's whole family is diabetic. I'm currently expecting baby #2. With the supervision of a doctor, you should be fine if you want kids. I had to go back on insulin for pregnancy (and I had a good 2 year drug free run with the help of Primal) but it's worth it.
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    You'll need to go on insulin during your pregnancy. As far as whether to do it now or wait to see if you can maybe "cure" your diabetes with weightloss? Depends on how realistic of a goal that'd be for you. Having diabetes undoubtedly increases your risks of complications, both for yourself and the baby. But if you don't see yourself normalizing your blood sugars on your own right now, then waiting is just going to be a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith559 View Post
    I am 31 F, overweight. I was diagnosed with diabetes in Jan, 2012 (fasting 111, non fasting with glucose 234). My HbA1C test was 6.3 (May, 2012) and 6.1 (Oct, 2012). My fasting is 88 and random 165(latest). My dose of Glyciphage SR500 is now three times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner since last 2 weeks. We wish to plan a family. Do you think I should go ahead with pregnancy with these sugar levels. I am on a healthy diet and trying to be active, but there has been no considerable weight loss in the last few months. We are concerned about the safety issue. Pls guide. We don’t mind waiting longer for the levels to improve or have other recourse like adoption.
    Those numbers indicate you have chronic inflammation which can lead to chronic health issues in your child. I'd work on getting those numbers under control for at least 6 more months before trying.

    I'd second going with a homebirth but see you're in Delhi and have no clue what the birthing situation is there.

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    Please see an MD. I am an independent registered midwife and professionally speaking, I would be VERY weary of any midwife who offers you care. DO NOT HAVE A HOMEBIRTH with diabetes. It's just not safe. Diabetes in pregnancy (especially insulin controlled) is a very high risk situation (that IS a medical condition) and it warrants MD supervision. Lots of diabetic ladies have lovely pregnancies and as long as their sugars are well controlled, healthy babies and deliveries.

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