Diabetes in pregnancy folic acid

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Avatar n tn Does anyone know why diabetics need more folic acid ? I took it durning my pregnancy, just not enough. It took Mother's Risk at Sick Kids in Toronto to tell me this after my baby dies. Not much comfort for today. I saw and Obstrician,diatician, Endocrinologist, and my family doctor many time throughout my pregnancy. No one told me. I hope someone can answer this for me. I am searching for answers to this question and many more to help me deal with my grief.
Avatar f tn Hello :-) I've been takin folic acid and vit d since I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks im now 13 and have stopped taking folic acid. Since getting out of routine iv missed my vitamin d a few days but iv felt miles better from not taking it no headaches dehydration or tiredness. Are these common side effects if so do I actually need vitamin d? If so when can I stop?
Avatar f tn I want to become pregnant and am very anxious due to my health issues. My Hba1c is normal.I am taking folic acid for the past few months. Are there any other special requirements that I need to know about? Thank you.
Avatar n tn ) Studies have shown that effective control of diabetes during the periconceptional period (refers to the period of time three months before pregnancy through the first three months of pregnancy) in women with diabetes reduces the risk for birth defects in their children. I was told that my children have a 50% higher risk of becoming diabetic than a person w/o diabetes, I was also told that babies can sometime be born with a cleft palate, heart problems. Both my kids are just fine!
Avatar f tn anyone familiar or heard, know, experienced taking subutex while pregnant? i am now on 1mg per day and there is limited studies. please help.
Avatar m tn Screening for diabetes usually takes place at 12 weeks for women who are at higher risk of having gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy). That includes women who: have previously had a baby that weighs more than 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) have a family history of diabetes are obese All other pregnant women are tested for diabetes at 24 to 28 weeks.
Avatar n tn For more information on pregnancy in general and especially diabetes in pregnancy copy and paste this web address in your browser http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/patient_education/index.cfm?maincontent=maincategory.cfm&categoryID=131.0#123.0 It will take you to the Ohio State Medical Center site for pregnancy and diabetes in pregnancy. This is where my OB was and where I delivered. If you would like any more info just let me know.
Avatar f tn I check for ovulation, body temperature, eating right as much as possible (every once in awhile I need some junk food but that's every once in awhile!
Avatar n tn I have gestational diabetes and am allowed to drink fresca. It has no carbs in it. There are certain artificial sweetners that you can use and others you shouldn't. What artificial sweeteners are considered safe during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn This time on metformin again , vitamin d( we pcos women tend to have low vitamin d), progesterone, fish oil, folic acid 5 mg and prenatals. Also doing acupuncture once a week, anyone on metformin?
Avatar m tn For your wife, she should especially be taking extra folic acid before conception because spina bifida occurs early in the pregnancy so it's best for the mother to have a good supply of folic acid at conception. For you, I can't remember exactly how long it takes for a sperm to develop, but it's 30 days+, so the less you drink (or obviously take drugs, get x-rays, get exposed to carcinogens etc) the better chance you'll have a healthy embryo.
Avatar n tn clotting/coagulation tests,diabetes,lupus, Lyme,excess iron,hepatitis,HIV, lipoprotein a, anti-phosholipid antibody, anti-nuclear antibody tests,etc. I currently take 1 mg folic acid, 81 mg aspirin, 25 mg atenolol, fish oil and a multivitamin. My total cholesterol:186, HDL:43 LDL:130 Trig:68. I want to get pregnant soon, and would like to know what the risks would be. None of my doctors could give me any statistics since they said that I am a rarity.
Avatar f tn I would take prenatal vitamins that are high in folic acid. Take b12 and b6. Everything else is in God's hands. When trying go for every other day.. Good luck!!
Avatar n tn Hi. It's great to read that so many of you have the same condition and can offer each other support! There are so many success stories here! I don't have two uteri, but I had an HSG last week & just found out that I have a T-shaped uterus. We were set to start iui this week, but because it carries a risk of twins, we can no longer go that route.
Avatar n tn Now, given that your endometrium is most definately not normal, I am sure they will follow you very closely for signs that the pregnancy is developing normally. The growth of the fetus, in particular, will be closely followed and you will be watched carefully for signs of preterm labor and/or placental abruption or abnormal placental implantation. It is a wonderful thing that you are seeing a high risk obstetrician.
Avatar f tn So it sounds like your doc has experience using this drug in pregnancy. In this litigious day and age docs are over cautious before doing any thing likely to have repercussions for their career down the track. A pregnancy expert recently said that the pregnancy drug classifications were over cautious. She then went onto say that the amount of problems she had seen that could be attributed to medications were so few and far between.
Avatar f tn I had my HCG Levels checked 3 times now and they keep going up I think that are at like 2,300 or so but I had an ultrasound done yesterday and they can not see the baby anywhere my doctor now thinks that I have an ectopic pregnancy...I was really upset yesterday but at this point I have to leave it in God's hands...my doctor scheduled me for some kind injections to have the pregnancy terminated on Monday after having another ultrasound on Monday morning.
Avatar n tn //www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-diabetes/DA00061 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-diabetes/DA00042 http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/bd/diabetespregnancyfaqs.
Avatar f tn But has anyone suffered from dysphagia during pregnancy? How did you modify your diet? I'm in my mid thirties as it is, and the last thing I want is to have an underweight baby or make it suffer in any way because of my issue, even as it is diagnosed as mild by my doctor.
1276121 tn?1420864200 I was also told to start taking a daily women vitamin and folic acid. Any opinion on the folic acid?
Avatar n tn The one thing I noticed when I finally tested postive was that there was a noticable difference in the way my urine smelled. My mom (who's a nurse) told me it was the pregnancy hormone's finally in my urine. The doctor also advised to test early in the morning because that can be your strongest time of day. If you drink a lot during the day your urine will get diluted. But for some of you it seems unbelievable to be testing 2 weeks after you have missed a period.
1845054 tn?1341886952 hahaha I'm wondering if anyone else has had their 3 hour glucose test yet, or if anyone else has been diagnosed with GD this early in a pregnancy. My OBGYN called and left a VOICEMAIL on my phone Friday night and told me A) I have GD, and B) my iron levels are too high so i can't take my prenatal vitamins anymore. I'm completely unimpressed that he did that and totally left me hanging as everything is closed for the weekend! I can't get any questions answered, any clarification, nothing.
Avatar f tn A simple way to check whether your weight gain in pregnancy is fat or baby is to measure the tops of your thighs throughout the pregnancy. If the tape measure reading is constant, then it is baby who is growing, not you. Top tips from an online source - * Avoid excessive sugary or fatty foods as these contain empty calories and, although tasty, don't help keep your weight stable. * Eat lots of fruit and vegetables with lean meat or fish.
Avatar f tn I like to be told 100 percent truth on what is going on. The first pregnancy I had contractions and lost the baby and the second pregnancy my sac was in my vagina. After the first pregnancy I took the lost and now the second leaves me very concerned. I am not a doctor but it seems as long as they hear a heartbeat then they feel nothing can go wrong and when it does they still can't tell you why.
Avatar n tn It's getting old, but I just pray that everything is OK. I went through my first round of INVITRO fertilization in June and this is my first pregnancy. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for years. We were so happy to have a positive pregnancy test and now I'm experiecing bleeding.
Avatar n tn I've done 5 hpts in the last week. I'm totally obsessing too. I'm never late and all of them are false. Called the doctor and he said to wait until after the weekend and if still no period, he'll do a blood test.
Avatar n tn Finally this-morning I did a pregnancy test and it was negative. I really don't think I'm pregant but where in the world has my period gone???
Avatar n tn What do you mean when you say that a positive blood test doesn't mean a successful pregnancy? My blood test came back positve on Aug. 8 with a HCG level of 302 then I had to go back on Aug. 10 and my HCG was 708. I took another one yesterday but my doc hasn't called me back with the results. So, should I still be worried???? mrsstr- Good luck to you and I hope that your bpt come back positive.
Avatar n tn An elevation in AP is often seen in cholestatic liver disease, pregnancy, bone disease, and occasionally with inflammatory bowel disease. In an otherwise healthy individual a rasied AP could be due to false positive test and the test should be repeated. If it is still high then other mentioned causes should be ruled out. Again a high value is diagnostic.
Avatar n tn I think you can't rely so heavily on the statistics you read regarding age and pregnancy because every woman is so unique in terms of pregnancy, ovarian reserve and genetics. I would have all the testing done to be sure your prog. levels and so on are good. Please just realize what an incredible blessing you've been bestowed.