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First pregnancy and type 1!! Help!!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Clarakor, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Clarakor

    Clarakor Type 1 · Member

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    I’ve done two pregnancy tests today and they are both positive. My period is not due until tomorrow but my GP seems to think it’s all looking good. What’s pregnancy like with type 1? I’ve been diagnosed for four years.. My partner and I are ready for this and the baby was 100% planned but I’m freaking out!!!!
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Xx
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations @Clarakor ! I'm afraid I don't have any experience to offer. But I believe @tigger and @Juicyj do and will be able to share what pregnancy with type 1 was like for them.

    Do try not to freak out too much! A little quiet and deep breathing can do wonders for that.
     
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    nmb264 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!

    I've got a 22 month old little boy. Just keep checking your blood! X
     
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  4. tigger

    tigger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Are you under hospital care for diabetes? If so call your consultant or dsn to get seen asap. You need to get your gp to put you on 5mg folic acid. Apart from that the absolute key thing is tight control. Post meal readings are meant to be no higher than 7.8 at 2 hrs instead of the usual 9. It's very daunting but it is possible. A baby is a great motivator and there's lots of support and advice on here. Tagging @azure
     
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    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulation to you both, I have had two now 30 and 26, it about your BG even in my day, don't stress, lots of appointment but all for the good and don't forget to enjoy thinking of you
     
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  6. Clarakor

    Clarakor Type 1 · Member

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    Hi!! I’ve been on folic acid for a while. My doctor prescribed it when I said we were trying to conceive. My appointment with the midwife is on November 2nd. The receptionist at the doctors didn’t seem to care that I was diabetic. But I’ve got a diabetes appointment on Monday so I’ll sneak it in then!!
    Thank you so much xxx
     
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  7. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Active Member

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    That is really exciting! I have done 3 diabetic pregnancies with good outcomes. It does becone a rather medicalised process and can be scary because you are growing a baby but do not panic and do get support (your ant natal clinic will likely link to a diabetic nurse ). Overall be confident in your body and your ability to manage sugars through all the anazing hormonal changes to come. Lots of support here too!
     
  8. tigger

    tigger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Clarakor you need to be seen by a hospital and be put on consultant care. I'm not clear from your post if you see a consultant or not but if not you need to be referred. T1 pregnancy is not common and you need to be seen by someone who sees a fair number of these.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!

    Agree about consultant care. You may also have more scans than usual.

    Happy hugs and best wishes.
     
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