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Preparing for Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

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Doctor monitoring a pregnant patient's blood sugar
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Couple planning for a baby.
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Planning pregnancy with type 1 diabetes


Woman getting check up at doctors office.
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A preconception checkup


Insulin pump and infusion set.
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Consider an insulin pump


Pregnant woman having blood sugar checked by nurse.
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Additional care providers


Pregnant woman with apple and glucose monitor.
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Consider a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)


Pregnant woman with cardio monitoring for baby.
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Fetal monitoring


Pregnant couple talk with doctor before due date.
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Concerns about birth


Newborn with mother shortly after birth.
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After the birth


Mother tests blood sugar while baby plays.
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Returning to normal management


Happy healthy pregnant woman.
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Don’t feel afraid or overwhelmed


Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

@RobinPregnancy

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram, and Facebook.