Pregnant with Diabetes
Pregnant with Diabetes
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, do you know what to expect when youre pregnant with diabetes? Here at dLife we have plenty of resources for those planning a pregnancy and for the moms-to-be!
The Facts on Diabetes and Pregnancy
Women with pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes can have healthy and happy pregnancies with proper preconception planning and intensive prenatal care.
Gestational diabetes - diabetes that occurs in pregnancy and resolves at birth - occurs in approximately three to eight pregnancies of every 100 in America. Get the facts on the symptoms and treatments for gestational diabetes.
Talking About Pregnancy on dLifeTV
Pregnancy and diabetes expert Dr. Lois Jovanovich speaks about staying healthy when youre pregnant with diabetes.
A Miss America Mommy
dLifeTV host Nicole Johnson talks about having the proper care, treatment, and management of her diabetes before and during pregnancy.
dLife columnist Kathryn Foss chronicles her experiences with pregnancy and type 2 diabetes in her column, Suddenly Diabetic.
Preparing for Baby
Kerri Sparling, dLife columnist and editor, writes about pre-pregnancy planning and preparing her body for a baby.
Diary of a Type 2 Diabetic Mom-To-Be
Rebecca Abma writes about the birth of her son, and how he made the stress and trials of a diabetic pregnancy more than worth it.
A Conversation with Dr. Lois Jovanovic
Dr. Lois Jovanovic answers questions about diabetes and pregnancy in this informative dLife podcast.
Check out these pregnancy tips on dealing with everything from breastfeeding to keeping an eye on your eyes.
Connect with Others
Pregnant? Thinking about it? Have words of experience? Visit the dLife Forums and connect with other moms and moms-to-be.
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