Type 1 diabetes and labor

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521895 tn?1212597611 I'm not worried about GETTING pregnant, but I am a little worried about my brittle type 1 diabetes and the extreme swings - I go from high to low very quickly and vice versa - it's extremely difficult to stay in range even on a strict diet and insulin pump. When it comes time for me to get pregnant, what do I have to worry about? I'm most worried about seizures right now - will I be able to carry a baby if I'm prone to getting hypogylycemic related seizures? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Also, does anyone have an opinion regarding heavy physical work and type 1 diabetes? Are they compatible? Is it normal for a type 1 diabetic to become fatigued more easily than someone without the disease.
Avatar n tn I am now 58 and have 3 grown kids and 4 grandkids.. none have any sign of type 1... I had no problem giving birth and was told they would induce labor early so they babies would not be too big.. If she takes care of her self she can live a long and healthy life...
Avatar n tn that specializes in high risk pregnancies. I have type 1 diabetes and have had 4 healthy pregnancies that all ended up with healthy children. The relationship with my Dr was very close and I felt very comfortable asking him anything. Did your doc tell you anything else like if there was something you could do to prevent it? Have you thought about a second opinion? I know it is scary but you are your best advocate! Do some research, talk with your Dr and get a second opinion!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed last year March with dysautonomia when my BP's were 60's/30-40's and I was falling down and passing out at work (RN in Labor and Delivery). I know that this is very long, but I am having problems distinguishing diabetes and dysautonomia symptoms. My friends say I don't always make sense when I am talking and I feel really foggy. Please help!!
132217 tn?1217152617 she actually went into labor early. Unfortunatly though she is now type 2 diabetic, but I don't think that is common... ??
8526246 tn?1405605476 But today (33w 5d) I went in for my weekly ultrasound due to the diabetes and they said I had excess amniotic fluid and if it doesn't go down by next week they are going to induce me. I still have not absorbed this information since it's so new but I was never told this was a risk. My doctors were surprised though because of my good sugar levels.
Avatar m tn Also, an illness can trigger Type 1 diabetes, even considering your weight type 1 is still a possibility. In such case treatment is needed urgently and is insulin. Please stop drinking all sweetened drinks and avoid sweet foods. Take just water. Weight loss is best achieved though following a low carb diet (avoid all sugar and white carbs), and getting what exercise you can.
Avatar n tn I had extra fluid when I was diagnosed with GD--I went on the diet and lost alot or just stopped producing and body caught up. Went on to have a very healthy BB--he is now three and very very active.
Avatar n tn G2 A1 at 21+ 1 weeks with PPROM with cord prolapse with GDM on diet with Hypothyroidism with retained products following expulsion of POG, came with c/o leaking PV since 2 days. Able to percieve FM well. OBH: ML-2 years, G1-MTP at 4 weeks, G2-PP spontaneous conception. Past History: Known case of Hypothyriodism (on tab Thyroxine 125 mg). Paternal Grandmother diabetic. Maternal father diabetic.
Avatar f tn and NONE know about Dercums.! So.... my questions are.... 1) would it make sense if some pains and symptoms started before ever feeling lumps anywhere for it to be dercums? 2).. what if i have tons of pain constantly but not necessarily to touch the lumps/lipomas? would that still make sense dercums? some lipomas do hurt to touch but mostly i just get pain inthe "area" i have them...ex.. have tons on my ribs and abdomen.. but only a few hurt to touch (also..they dont stick out..
Avatar n tn I have type 1 diabetes for the last 23 years and pregnacy has never affected it. In fact it has better control when pregnant. My kids are 8 yrs and yonger. Do you have any idea of how much time should be taken before attempting another pregnacy after rupture? I've heard 2+ but my OB/GYN says 6 mo to a year minimum. Any place I could get more information about this type of case?
Avatar n tn AS a matter of fact i was planning on waiting to go to the Doc, and when i saw this blood i called and went in and all is well. i'm 11 1/2 weeks and everything is fine. one more week and you should get a heartbeat maybe. i got mine at 7 weeks.. the same day i saw the blood. my freind saw hers at 4 weeks!!! another friend didn't see hers till 9 weeks. but 6 or 7 is common. anyway....if you miscarried... trust me you would know it. cramping and alot of blood and clots.
541150 tn?1306037443 I have heard that induction can make things move very fast and increase the pain exponential because of the speed of the labor, but that was not the case for me. Labor lasted about 12 hours. For me, the worst part of being induced was the MASSIVE swelling of my hands and feet from the pitocin. It lasted for days. I'm not sure, given ths choice, if I would choose to be induced just to have the doctor you want, but that is up to you. Just wanted to share my experience with being induced.
Avatar f tn They know there is a risk for the mothers health and a high risk for the baby, not only at birth but a high risk of child obesity later in life, of type 1 diabetes and many more illnesses. So i understand it can be annoying to be told every time you go to your doc appointement that you are gaining too much weight, but it is ONLY because they care about you and your baby. Its shows they take their job seriously.
Avatar f tn I think some of the risks included more likelihood of miscarriage and more likelihood of pre-term labor, and maybe blood-pressure issues? Can't remember for sure. She did have to spend time in the hospital on bed rest. But she had a fine son.
Avatar n tn You are right to expect that an Endo would be a better bet for being a good thyroid doctor; however, many of them specialize in diabetes and many others are firm believers in the "Immaculate TSH Belief", which frequently gets in the way of effective relief of symptoms.
Avatar f tn I think it might depend on why u are high risk...I have type 1 diabetes and with my first I went into preterm labor at 30 weeks...after two medications they stopped it...and then at the end I ended up induced with no signs of going into labor at all. I am 24 wks with second and hoping no complications like last time...
Avatar f tn ) Oh, and my symptoms seem much worse when sitting. Standing is okay and laying down is best. Sound "normal"? Church and waiting rooms always make me feel shaky and near passing out...
Avatar f tn Treat 'em all for 6 mos, and you have 50 years of tx. Now treat the 50 failures for 1 year and that's another 50 years, for a total of 100 years. Alt 2: Treat the whole lot for 1 year from the get go, yielding 100 years of tx. Note that any SVR rate over 50% for the 6 mos tx, ends up with Alt 1 producing fewer total tx months than Alt 2. Also note that even at a 50% SVR rate, Alt 1 would probably be overall a more effective aproach.
Avatar n tn I will admit I was seeing a high risk doctor because of the pain meds and all the other problems, the diabetes, elevated BP and I did fine up until the 32 week. I was then hospitalized for t and had full bed rest. It had nothing to do iwth the pain meds though. :O) Our little boy was born by emergency c-section on August 5,2006. He weighed only 4.4 lbs but it was only because he was so early.
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1794671 tn?1338798991 The intensity of the syndrome does not always correlate with the duration of maternal opioid use or dose. There is no consensus on the best method of managing withdrawal. Labor and Delivery As with all narcotics, administration of this product to the mother shortly before delivery may result in some degree of respiratory depression in the newborn, especially if higher doses are used.
325477 tn?1250554909 Mine did not feel anything when she checked my cervix she had to do an u/s to see how low baby's head was. And you are right you might be 1 cm until delivery date, who knows what is going to happen next. Glad things are good thought. LOL.
Avatar n tn xml We used to have a labor and delivery nurse on here, hopefully she will pop on and be able to offer some more advice on this procedure.
1794671 tn?1338798991 There are always pluses and minuses when deciding to be on any type of medication and being pregnant...and it's a totally personal decision as what is good for one person may not be for another...So I don't think there is a right or wrong...(Unless we were talking about someone who was an actual drug addict and that would be horrible)... But this is not the case for you or for most people... I hope that you can start getting better care for your diabetes...and as I mentioned before....
Avatar n tn The numbness and tingling started in lower arms and legs and has progressively spread to entire arms and legs. Also I feel tingling on the top of my head and sometimes the sides of my face. A couple of days ago the left side of my face including left nostril went numb for a few minutes like I was getting a cavity filled. This happed twice in the same day. When I sneeze I feel tingling all over. Sometimes the tingling feels like electric shocks and pins and needles.
Avatar f tn One doctor told me I haveBack Pain with Sciatica, Hematuria and he went on im his notes I have MS and the MS is called Arthralgia and Muscle problem.Now another told me that Diagnostic were that he note Facet Arthrosis in the lower spine -L4-L5 and L5-SI and mild facet hypertrophy.But no significant disc bulge or protrusion is seen at any level. Disc space are well maintained. Now after my baby was born 2 month she came down with Baterial Meningitis after I stop breastfeeding expain that to me.
284078 tn?1282620298 This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions. Some quick thinking sparked me to ask if she could see up close and lo and behold while she was blind as a bat in the distance, she could see the tiniest print about 6 inches in front of her nose. She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward.