Hey all. I’ve been talking with my husband lately and we are really excited to start trying to get pregnant soon. We both agree that it’s something we feel we’re ready for. I’ve been wearing my CGM for a month now and working really hard to manage by carb intake and balance that with exercise. And I’ve definitely seen an improvement! My glucose readings are better than they’ve ever been.
I usually come on here and read all of the stories and it makes me feel so much better about it all. That me having a healthy baby is actually possible. But then I go on websites like ADA and read their pregnancy section. . and I get that sick feeling in my stomach all over again. I am trying really hard to lower my a1c. It’s been so high for so long (I’m still fairly young so I’m still recovering from my neglectful adolescent years). But I’m scared to go get it tested now and see what it is. I’m afraid it’ll still be high even though I’ve been managing quite well for a month. I just know that a1c is the green light and if it isn’t low enough. .
I’m also terrified of high blood sugars. Maybe it’s all the “birth defects,” and “miscarriage,” and “unhealthy baby,” conversations talking. . but I feel like that if I get pregnant and my blood sugar goes above 200 ONCE during my pregnancy something terrible is going to happen. I feel like that’s an overreaction but I honestly don’t know. During pregnancy has your blood sugar gone above 200? Did it stay there for an hour or so? (I have problems getting mine to come down sometimes. Sometimes it takes an hour or two before it’ll start declining). Was your baby healthy? Did you have any serious complications?
I just want to be a mother so badly and I’m terrified of being the reason my child has problems. Thanks for the advice and help!