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ADA tips for a healthy pregnancy.


This article came across our Twitter feed to other day, and I thought it might have some helpful tips for those of us living with diabetes and looking for pregnancy tips / guidelines.


My favorite quote from this piece: "It’s important to remember that YOU are the leader of your health care team."  So empowering and applies to all of us - pregnant or not!!

posted Mar 9 in Conversation by KarenG (16,340 points)

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I am considering pregnancy soon and my endo told me that I would need an OB/GYN and a high risk OB/GYN. I was a bit confused as why I needed to see 2 different physicians in the same field. Couldn't I just see the high risk OB/GYN? Any advice or tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated. :-)
answered Mar 10 by Asgundlach (740 points)
In my experience, I was told that I at least needed a high risk OBGYN. Because the high risk doctors only  had scheduled c-sections, they couldn't guarantee that they were going to be the ones to deliver me. If I also saw a normal OBGYN, someone from their practice would for sure be delivering me. They left it to me to decide. If i didn't also have a normal OBGYN, it would be a resident or attending on call who would deliver my son. Because I was nervous about what could happen, I wanted to make sure I had a normal OBGYN who was aware of my pregnancy and diagnosis, so they were fully prepared when I went into labor.
answered Mar 17 by lennemane (220 points)