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Re: [IP] Pregnant pumpers....

I had 2 babies, not pumping, but my A1c's were 5-6 range for both pregnancies.  
My first was 3 weeks early and weighed 9lbs 12oz and my second was 4 weeks 
early and weighed 9lbs 3oz.  There has to be more to it than tight control 
during pregnancy. 
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> >>>I had a 9 lb 13 oz son and a 10lb 10 oz little girl by c-sections.  Had I 
> been on the pump.....they probably wouldn't have weighed as much.<<<
> I have had two babies while on the pump.  My first was 8 lbs. 1 oz., but my 
> second was 9 lbs. 14 oz.  During both pregnancies, my A1c was in the 5-6 range.  
> My OB told me, when my second was clearly larger than normal, that it just shows 
> how much they still don't know about diabetes, because sometimes a big baby can 
> be born to a diabetic mom doing everything right.
> It is certainly not as likely that the baby will be huge if pumping and well 
> controlled, but even well controlled diabetes doesn't guarantee a reasonably 
> sized child.  
> I was on the pump for eight years before my first pregnancy, and personally, I 
> cannot imagine going through pregnancy without a pump.  I think it is a 
> necessity while pregnant.  Hats off to anyone who has maintained good control 
> throughout pregnancy without a pump!  You have my respect!
> Kristen
> dxd 1985, pumping since 1990
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