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Re: [IP] Pregnant pumpers....

During both of my pregnancies I have heard so many stories and explanations as
to why diabetics have big babies, it seemed that every doctor I saw and person
I spoke to had a different reason. The main thing I focus on during this
pregnancy is trying to achieve the tightest and best control that I can
possibly achieve. So far I'm lucky because my baby is small but healthy (I'm
also on more insulin now though then I was with my first pregnancy) and I'm
trying my hardest to keep my diabetes under control so that's the best advice
I can recommend and don't focus too much on the size of the baby, just as long
as it's healthy, your healthy and you are controlling your diabetes the best
you can. :)

Jacqueline Hall

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Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:23 PM
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Subject: 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
> My OB told me, when my second was clearly larger than normal, that it just
> how much they still don't know about diabetes, because sometimes a big baby
> 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,
> cannot imagine going through pregnancy without a pump.  I think it is a
> necessity while pregnant.  Hats off to anyone who has maintained good
> throughout pregnancy without a pump!  You have my respect!
> Kristen
> dxd 1985, pumping since 1990
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