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9 Facts About Childbirth With Type 1 Diabetes

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Woman in delivery room
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Pregnant woman talking with her doctor.
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Not all hospitals have experience with CGMs


Low glucose reading on blood glucose monitor.
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The hospital may be worried about hypoglycemia


Microphone, speak up concept.
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You will need to speak-up for yourself — repeatedly


Due date circled on calendar.
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A “birth plan” is just a wish


Mother and newborn minutes after cesarean birth.
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Delivering your baby via C-section is just as amazing and special


Mother and child moments after birth.
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You should get to hold your baby immediately like any other mother


Doctor checking pregnant patients blood sugar.
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Hospital lancets hurt


Newborn being held by father in hospital nursery.
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Everyone is going to comment on how big your baby is


Mother holding newborn at home.
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It’s worth it!


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.