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TTC with type one

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Charlieann94, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all,

    New the forum so hope you're all well.

    I have had T1D since I was 11 - now 27. I also have ulcerative colitis and because of this I had to have surgery at 15 to have an ileostomy or stoma bag - I still have my rectum so currently waiting for surgery to remove this. But, before that can happen we're TTC baby no1 as it reduces fertility dramatically.

    I was wanting to know if anyone would share their experiences or stories TTC/early pregnancies. Currently on month 4 of trying, taking folic acid 5mg for around 5 months now and my HBA1c is 6.7 or 50mm. I have just been approved for a pump so I'm hoping this will further my improvement of the HBA1c.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,

    Charlie
     
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  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    What is a TTC pregnancy/baby?
     
  3. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    Oops, yes! Sorry - Trying to conceive
     
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  4. CH88

    CH88 · Newbie

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    Hi Charlie,
    I was 9 when diagnosed with type 1. I had my daughter 3 years ago in March at the age of 30. It took us 7 months of TTC, seemed like ages but happened in the end!
    If you have any more questions please let me know!
     
  5. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it! Did you take any vitamins which you could recommend? Thanks :)
     
  6. LucieT13

    LucieT13 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Charlie
    I’ve been T1D for 9 months now and was TTC for over a year with no luck prior to diagnosis. I’m a bit of a newbie to diabetes so won’t pretend to give you advice but I’ve just had a positive pregnancy test. What I’ve been doing - taking 5mg folic for 4 months, last hbac was 6.5, I’ve been doing low carb (under 50g), keeping in range of 4-8mmol almost 100% of the time and using the Glow app to track my fertile window. Lots of luck and baby dust to you!
     
  7. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Lucie, thanks for your message! I did similar and I found out I was pregnant on the 24th Feb! How are you getting along? :)
     
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    LucieT13 Type 1 · Member

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    That’s amazing news, congratulations! I was ticking along fine with the usual fatigue and nausea but have just had a positive covid test and now I’m freaking out. I’m only 8 weeks so pretty worried about development and miscarriage. Sorry, what a downer to your happy announcement!
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really sorry you've got Covid @LucieT13. Hope you only have mild symptoms, and that your baby is ok. I can only imagine how worrying this is for you, sendings hugs and prayers for you both xx
     
  10. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    Oh no! How are you?
     
  11. LucieT13

    LucieT13 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Charlieann
    Sorry for late reply, sadly I miscarried and suspect it was due to having covid but it might of happened anyway. I hope your pregnancy is going well and that you haven’t been too sick and tired
     
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  12. Charlieann94

    Charlieann94 Type 1 · Member

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    So sorry to hear that Lucie, thinking of you x
     
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