Diabetes Pregnancy: Weight Control and Baby Size

Kelsey Bonilla Health Guide November 08, 2010
  • Over the past few days, I've had several women comment on my pregnant appearance.  Happily, there comments were all extremely positive: "You look great!" "You're all belly, you haven't gained weight anyone else!" And, (my favorite) "How is your face getting thinner while you're pregnant?!" ...

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  • Amylia Grace Yeaman
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    Nov. 17, 2010

    Well, baby is lucky to have you as its home--I think it is ridiculous to think of a pregnant diabetic woman as "lucky" considering all you have to do just to keep things as close to "normal" as possible--something "normal" pregnant women needn't concern themselves with--plus you have the added stress and concern and worry and doctors appointments and constant...

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    Well, baby is lucky to have you as its home--I think it is ridiculous to think of a pregnant diabetic woman as "lucky" considering all you have to do just to keep things as close to "normal" as possible--something "normal" pregnant women needn't concern themselves with--plus you have the added stress and concern and worry and doctors appointments and constant testing and vigilance. I saw what my twin sister went through with her 1st pregnancy in particular and was there for many of the appointments and "lucky" is not a word I'd use to describe that process--though of course you are lucky and so was she, but only insofar as all pregnant women who want to be moms are--lucky baby appears healthy and mom is healthy, too. I know it's such hard work and your point re: losing weight for body and dieting to look better for oneself can be hard motivation--but with baby on board--that'd be the kick in the pants I probably need, too--to make sure I'm doing all I can. In a way it shows you what is possible--my sister's A1C was the best in her life while pregnant--it's just that that extremely intense and highly monitored level of care is barely sustainable or desirable in the long term for most of us.

     

    Thanks for sharing your pregnancy stories with us. I love your insights and seeing things through your eyes!