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What's It Like to be Pregnant and Diabetic?
What's It Like to be Pregnant and Diabetic?
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Pregnancy requires planning and if you are diabetic then you should do meticulous planning. High blood sugar levels can cause problems during conception, which can also lead to problems during pregnancy. But having sugar levels under control will not cause problems while conceiving. If a woman is diabetic, then before conception, a doctor's advice must be taken to bring the situation under control. If you can control the blood sugar level then there will be no problem in both conception and pregnancy.

Let us know from them how to plan pregnancy in case of diabetes.

Pre-conception First of all, both the woman and her partner have to agree for pregnancy planning. If both agree, have your doctor check your blood sugar levels before birth. If you're taking medications or hypoglycemic agents to control blood sugar levels, ask your doctor if it's safe to conceive. The drug metformin is considered safe to take during pregnancy. The endocrinologist will give you metformin and insulin or insulin alone, depending on your body condition. Do not recommend any other medicine during conception. Apart from this, it is advisable to lose weight, eat less sugar, diet management and quit habits like smoking, drinking alcohol. If there are any other problems like heart, If there is a problem of kidney and liver, then due to diabetes, it is necessary to treat it before becoming a mother. These problems can increase due to pregnancy and can be harmful to the health of the unborn baby.

Conception If your sugar level is normal, such as 70 mg/dl (70 mg/dl) without eating anything and 140 mg/dl (140 mg/dl) after eating, then your doctor will give you a yes for conception. can say. Having sex during the fertile period increases your chances of getting pregnant soon. If your sugar level is controlled, then you can conceive in two to three months, but after that your sugar level should not be high. To keep the sugar level right during pregnancy, take your diabetes medicines only with the advice of a Diabetologist or Endocrinologist.

During pregnancy

If you become pregnant then you have to be careful that increasing your sugar level can put both mother and baby at risk. Try these tips to reduce sugar level:

Take care of your diet If you are diabetic, do not follow the myth that 'two people should eat during pregnancy'. Eating high-calorie foods during this time can increase the sugar level, which can be harmful to your baby and also increase the chances of miscarriage. At such times it is necessary to have a balanced diet and if you have a desire to eat more, then take the advice of a nutritionist to control it. For the development of the baby and the fetus, include all types of healthy food in your diet.

Take medicines at the right time Take the vitamins and folic acid given to the baby from the mother regularly. Deficiency of folic acid in the baby can lead to neural tube defects. For the birth of a healthy child, a pregnant woman is advised 400 mg (mg) of folic acid.

Do your test without forgetting To keep blood sugar under control, do your routine blood test. If you can't control your blood sugar, your baby's health is affected and he or she will gain weight. In the 13th week of pregnancy, the vital organs of the baby's body are ready, due to high sugar, there can be problems in the preparation of the body parts. It is important for the mother to check blood glucose levels during the second trimester. Where the mother is given 50 or 70 mg of glucose and after two hours her readings are taken. If the mother cannot control blood sugar, then the child cannot either. Can become a threat to the development of the child.

Exercise daily Exercising daily means that you walk for at least 15 or 30 minutes, this keeps blood sugar levels under control

Gynecologist in Abu Dhabi

Adam and Eve Specialized Medical Centre and its gynecologists provide guidance to pregnant women who are also carrying other health conditions too. Book a consultation with our gynecologist now.