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GrnEyes84

Scared and need some reassurance

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GrnEyes84

I just found out that I am pregnant yesterday! I am 7 weeks along today and I am very excited! At the same time I am also scared. As a lot of people know my health has not been the best in the past. I have a lot of complications from not doing what I was supposed to for so many years and now that terrifies me. I was also on medications I shouldn't have been taking while pregnant. I am now off those. I just want this pregnancy and baby to be healthy and to not have any complications. If anyone has any advice or some encouraging words that would be great! I am praying everyday foe my health and this babies health! Thanks in advance

 

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Jan B

I will be praying for you and your baby every day - congratulations!!

 

The best advice I have is for you to have a good relationship with your OB/GYN and your primary care doc or endocrinologist and cardiologist. There are no guarantees in life as you know, but all you can do is to maintain the best health possible. Chances are that your baby will be a little miracle!

 

How are you feeling physically?

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GrnEyes84

Physically I am drained right now and not feeling up to par at all. My endo is saying I will most likely be admitted to the hospital after my first ultrasound due to being such high risk. Thank you for your prayers!

 

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rubidoux

First, being seven weeks pregnant is EXHAUSTING! I am tired by nature, but never felt so tired as I did around that time and for the next few weeks. You should definitely get lots of rest and take care of yourself.

 

How are your blood sugars doing now? That is probably the most important thing moving forward. During my first pregnancy, I was able to keep my blood sugars near perfect (not so much the second pregnancy partly bc I had morning sickness and partly bc I had a child already). Some strategies I used were *super low carb*, like under 20 grams per day and probably most important, I ate the same things every day at the same times and exercised the same every day. In real life, non-pregnant, I would and could never do that, but for those first few months of pregnancy, especially, I thought it was worth it and it did help a lot. Also, of course test like crazy.

 

Do you know what exactly the point of being hospitalized is? Is it bc the pregnancy will be hard on your body? Or to make sure your b/s is perfect? Would it be for the whole pregnancy? Yikes! In a way, it might be nice to be taken care of. When will you have your ultrasound?

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moneymeister

Congratulations.

 

Hope you feel better soon...the not feeling up to par is "normal" for many newly expectant moms. Well Momma, do the BEST that you can do every day to care for yourself. That is the best you can do for your precious baby. Like all tough things, you can do this...just take it a day at a time. Please stay in touch here. You need support.

 

Laura

 

 

Laura

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uttercaro

I don't have any advice that hasn't already been given, but I wanted to add my congratulations and best wishes. How exciting!

 

Caro

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GrnEyes84

@rubidoux my b.s. have been really good so that is a little bit of a relief. I think they're going to hospitalize me because of being such high risk and my kidneys and everything. They said it will only be for a week though. My first ultrasound is on Friday at 130pm I am excited but also terrified at the same time.

 

Thank you everyone for the congrats and any helpful info you have given me. It is very much appreciated

 

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makiro

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

 

I don't know what other medical conditions you may have besides being a type 1 diabetic.

 

If your numbers are all over the place concentrate on getting them under control and stay relaxed. I'm sure your husband is always there for you to make you comfortable.

 

Don't fret too much. Diabetes can be controlled with insulin really good. Out of all medications that there are out there from diabetes,, the two I loved were metformin and insulin.

 

You will do just fine and the baby will come out beautiful and healthy. What names have you thought about naming the baby? I think Gabriel if it is a bit out Gabrielle or Gabriela if it's a girl :D

 

One thing you should do is register at luvs, pampers, gerber and get the coupons they send you. The buy diapers when they are on special and stock up. As for formula and diapers if anyone asks you if you need anything. Most people will feel weird and spend double for a buttload of diapers lol. I would go to Sam's and buy them there for my friends.

 

Remember to stay buying outlet converts and when they crawl to have clothing that is flame retardant, also don't use fabric softener in the washer, it makes clothes more flammable. Use extra dryer sheets for softness and nice smells. Go for the all free and clear, chapter than dreft.

 

 

I don't have kids but I have helped with a few, plus I have allergies like kids lol.

 

Smile your going to be a mommmmmaa!!!!!!!!

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ramon

Congratulations, don't worry be happy. My wife had open heart surgery and all you had to do was wink at her and she would get pregnant. Nowdays you shouldn't worry that much, great strides made in the medical field now. Please let us know how things are going, so many ladies can learn from this. Glad to hear from you again.

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k_dub

Holly:

 

Congratulations!

 

I'm surprised they are hospitalizing you so early in the pregnancy... but I know so little about the precautions that they take for people with pre-existing kidney disease.

 

My advice is to be proactive and ask lots of questions! Be informed! Ask your doctor about the "Modified White Classification of Diabetes During Pregnancy" and have them go over that with you so you understand symptoms you should be watching for and so you understand why they may order additional tests and screenings.

Are you seeing an Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist? I think you've said that you've seen some providers at University of Colorado previously - are you seeing them for OB/MFM?

 

I'm 28w5d. I don't have the pre-existing complications that you have, but I know how it is to worry about being high risk and thinking that everything will go wrong. I've had so many things that have gone wrong medically for me in the past 5 years, so I have been worrying so much about this pregnancy and stuff. In the early days of my pregnancy, I was literally expecting things to go wrong. The good news - is that it hasn't! Nothing bad has happened and my pregnancy has been without complications so far! Take care of yourself, don't worry too much, and let your body do it's thing. It knows what to do!

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GrnEyes84

Thanks kdub I appreciate the encouraging words that you have said. I think everything is gonna be fine. I think I will be good after I have my first ultrasound on Friday. I will feel much more relieved I think. After I know things are good and on track I can calm my nerves!

 

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Jan B

I know you will do everything to take care of your growing little baby. I tend to be more concerned about YOU! How is your precious heart?

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GrnEyes84

My heart is actually good. I am gonna do everything to make sure this pregnancy goes great!

 

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Tanikit

Congrats on your pregnancy - it is a very exciting and scary time - especially that first trimester!

 

Good luck for the scan on Friday - seeing your baby's heartbeat is the most reassuring thing. Will be thinking and praying for you.

 

I also do not know what they do about kidney disease - I imagine they will be monitoring your enzymes and making sure you are hydrated - drink plenty and if you can sort out a diet that puts less pressure on your kidneys. They may also be checking your blood pressure meds as this can influence your kidneys. I'm sure they will keep checking you a lot - see it as a positive that you will get to see your baby lots before its born.

 

Sounds like you have a positive attitude - it is scary, but it is so so worth it in the end. Hoping to join you in pregnancy before you give birth :)

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