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[IP] diabetes, pumping and pregnancy
I recently saw a message stating that there was not enough interest in
Pregnancy and Pumping issues to start a new list on the topic. I think that
would be a great idea, and wonder how many people really ARE interested in
that. I am sure I was not counted in that number, so maybe there is enough
interest and the IP just aren't aware of it. Of course, I am sure that it
takes more volunteer time and moderation, which adds to the stress on
resources at IP, so I don't want to push it if it isn't feasible. Just an
Anyways, in the meantime, I will post my comments/questions here now.
We are thinking about small ones, but not going to start trying for several
more months. My Endo and CDE's say that I should let them know 3-4 months
BEFORE i want to start trying so my husband and I can meet with an endo/ob
to discuss everything and then to start monitoring even more closely so that
the team could tell me when we can start trying. I have had diabetes for 9
years, since 18, and really want to have children. My A1Cs just recently got
down to 6.9 for the first time since diagnosis, and I am confident that they
will keep dropping.
I am feeling like I have to start thinking about this to best utilize my egg
supply & to avoid complications! Considering all the months of planning that
have to go before even trying to get pregnant, I/we am/are feeling a little
Anyway, just looking for any and all comments on the subject. Please feel
free to respond off list if you want. I do have some other questions that I
would rather not publish on-list. Maybe we could make our own yahoo group
list or something.
For women who have given birth on the pump:
How was your experience during the whole process?
Were your children planned in the way I am describing?
What were your A1Cs before and at conception?
For women who want to think about it or are in process:
How did you and your partner decide when was a good time?
Your general feelings and comments...
Thanks so much!
You got tuh go there, tuh know there.
-Zora Neale Hurston
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