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Discussion in 'Adults with Type 1' started by T1Christine, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. T1Christine

    T1Christine New Member

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    Hi! I am new here. I am a Type I since age four. I am eight months pregnant and found out yesterday that I have to stop working for the remainder of my pregnancy. I would love to talk with others with Type I especially mothers.
     
  2. hypercarmona

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    Hi and congratulations on your pregnancy! :cwds:

    I had to quit work at 7 months with my youngest because of a preterm labor scare. I was working 13 hour days so I could keep my insurance, and it was just too much stress. A 3 day hospital stay convinced me that I should cut back some. I quit work and did what I could to "relax" (with a crazy 4 year old running around it was a little hard :p) and everything turned out okay.

    My little guy turned one year old last month. And my oldest turns six years next month. It makes me feel so old! :D

    This was taken a couple weeks after Will was born.
     
  3. clb1968

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    I had to stop working when I was 7 months along with my daughter. I was a cashier at Krogers and it got to be too much ,so I was glad to be able to stop working and get off my feet some.
     
  4. Ali

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    I am probably older than you are really looking for! I had two kids as a type one 20 years ago and adopted my now ten year old seven years ago, but want to say congratulations. I loved being pregnant and for me my blood sugar levels after the first three months were never better than when I was pregnant. But...everyone type one or not responds to pregnancy differently. It is a balancing act being a type one and having kids, especially more than one, but you just end up with a new routine of care. My kids learned to wait when I said I have to check my BS and then might say Mom needs a bit of time to recoup. Have a wonderful time and just make sure you take time to keep yourself healthy after your child is born. By the way all three of my kids are fantastic and healthy. I loved giving birth and adopting an older international child. Ali.
     
  5. cydnimom

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    Hi Christine,

    If you want to connect more with T1 moms who are pregnant try this site:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/positivediabeticpregnancies/?yguid=196306047

    You will probably get more of a response.

    Both of my pregnancies ended early. One at 32 weeks and the other at 34 weeks - not because of diabetes, but because my water broke. The doctors called it an irritable uterus - I had contractions starting at 25 weeks that continued. I worked up to the day they were both delivered.

    Is there a specific reason they said you should quit working?
     
  6. T1Christine

    T1Christine New Member

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    I had to stop work because my doctor was worried I was in the initial stages of preeclampsia. At least I am in the last month of pregnancy, 36 weeks on Saturday, so I do not have a long time to wait. :) I really wanted to work until the day I delivered mostly because I think it keeps me healthy, but oh well. Thank you for the link.
     

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