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i was diagnosed six months ago with DM and i'm on the road to recovery. can i get pregnant in the near future?

By Anonymous April 6, 2011 - 1:11pm
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i was diagnosed six months ago with DM and i'm on the road to recovery. can i get pregnant in the near future?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

DM could mean several things in medicine. Do you mean you were diagnosed with diabetes? If so, depending on your health, I'm sure a healthy pregnancy is in your future!

What kind of diabetes do you have - Type 1 or 2? Diabetic women have babies all the time, they just need to exercise extra caution to maintain a healthy blood sugar and this is done by a healthy diet, exercise and insulin shots (if you have Type 1).

The same is with Type 2 (minus the insulin, generally) and if you are over-weight (a common cause of Type 2) then you'll need to focus on getting your weight down and not gaining too much in pregnancy.

According to the American Diabetes Association, a diabetic woman has a good as chance of a healthy pregnancy as a non-diabetic woman, as long as she takes very good care of her condition during pregnancy and is monitored properly.

You may want to have a word with your doctor first, however, regarding your own personal circumstances. For the most part, having a controlled blood sugar is key. An uncontrolled blood sugar while pregnant can have some serious consequences. You can read more about that here:

I hope this helps and good luck!

April 6, 2011 - 1:30pm
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