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Re: [IP] advice BEEN pregnant twice-experienced two types ofmanagement
I have two boys aged 6 and 9. The first pregnancy was managed with a team.
An endo and a ob/gyn. I had many sonograms and non stress tests with Eric.
He as delivered by C-section ten days early and weighed 9 1/2 lbs. In
addition to the diabetes, my family historically delivers large babies. Eric
was taken to a neonatal nursery and watched for about 6 hours for low blood
sugars and came home with me as planned. At the time the insurance company
gave c-section births 3 days.
The pregnancy for Kevin (almost 3 years later) was managed by an ob/gyn with
a specialty in diabetic pregnancies. With this pregnancy I was instructed to
do fetal kick counts three times a day and if the baby failed to move I was
to call the doc and come in. I had but a few sonograms but two days before
the birth had an amnio to see if his lungs were developed. Kevin also was
large (10 lbs, 4 oz), a c-section two weeks early, spent time in a neonatal
nursery and come home with me in two days. Insurance had cut back the time
Both boys are healthy. Either way for me the pregnancies were stressful
since I had been told over twenty years before that I would never deliver any
children and maintain my health. Boy were those doctors WRONG!
E-mail me back privately if you have any questions. Oh by the way, I also
maintained my health but under both methods I faxed my sugars to the doctors
three times a week.
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