I have had type 1 for 32 years. I just turned 40 and I am almost 18 weeks along. I lost my job as a teacher this summer and have been on unemployment so that meant I had to go to a local free health center where I live. It took 1.5 months to get an initial appointment. The midwife there has transferred me to a hospital where she works. I do not yet have the government insurance so I cannot go for an appointment.
My blood sugars have been good and I am waiting for an A1C to come back. The midwife was pressuring me into meeting with a genetic counselor because it is free but I am not sure how much good it would do.From what I know sometimes the testing done does not always guarantee a baby will be born with disabilities. I had my blood taken last week and so far no one has called. The midwife did tell me the blood work had come back and my chart was being updated.
I am a little concerned because I have gained 15 pounds in 4 months and I have not increased my calories. I began showing during my second month. Now that I am almost 18 weeks along I am huge. Has anyone else gained that much weight without changing their eating habits? The nurses all tell me to worry about weight gain after the baby is born but my own mother told me she gained 15 pounds with my brother and I and we were both 8 pound babies. Thanks so much!