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Pregnant with diabetes
kdcollins1107 posted:
I am 11 weeks pregnant and very scared because i am a type 2 diabetic. What are the chances of my child having birth defects? I am not enjoying my pregnancy because I'm so worried that my child will not be healthy
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Kdcollins1107 -

First of all congratulations on your pregnancy!

Hopefully you have talked with your doctor to alleviate your fears and plan for a good pregnancy.

Here are a couple of resources that may be helpful -

Diabetes and Pregnancy
Type 2 Diabetes and Women

To connect with other moms-to-be for support and advice be sure to check-in with our Pregnancy: First Trimester .

Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy,
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
beckie_33 responded:
I also have type 2 diabetes and my baby didn't have any birth defects and he is a very healthy 4 week old.

You'll probably get more ultrasounds and your doctor will watch the growth of your child more. And you probably won't go full term. I went into labor at 37 weeks.

There are more risks to you and your baby since you are diabetic but try not to worry because stress can make your blood sugars go higher which can cause more problems. Just relax and and try not to worry, i'm sure your little one will be fine.

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