Pregnancy care while you have diabetes
If you have diabetes and plan to have a baby, Staying in your target range
High blood sugar can harm your baby during the first weeks of pregnancy, even before you know you are pregnant. If you have diabetes and are already pregnant, consult with your doctor as soon as possible to make a plan to manage your diabetes.
Affect of diabetes on baby?
A baby’s organs, such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs, start forming during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. High blood sugar can be harmful during this early stage and can increase the chance that your baby will have birth defects, such as heart defects or defects of the brain or spine.
High blood sugar during pregnancy can also increase the chance that your baby will be born too early, weigh too much, or have breathing problems or low blood glucose right after birth.
High blood glucose also can increase the chance that you will have a miscarriage or a stillborn baby.
Health problems which develop during pregnancy if have diabetes:
- Eye problems
- Kidney disease,
- Chance of preeclampsia (toxemia)
- High blood pressure and
- Excess of protein in your urine
Prepare for pregnancy if I have diabetes:
If you have diabetes, keeping your blood glucose as close to normal as possible before and during your pregnancy is important to stay healthy and have a healthy baby. Getting checkups before and during pregnancy, following your diabetes meal plan, being physically active as your health care team advises, and taking diabetes medicines if you need to will help you manage your diabetes. Follow given bellow advices:
Quit smoking: Smoking can increase your chance of having a early delivery or premature delivery. Smoking is especially harmful for people with diabetes. Smoking can increase diabetes-related health problems such as eye disease, heart disease, and kidney disease.
Contact dietitian: Consult with a dietitian, your dietitian can help you learn what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat to reach or stay at a healthy weight before you get pregnant. Together, you and your dietitian will create a meal plan to fit your needs, schedule, food preferences, medical conditions, medicines, and physical activity routine.
It is very important to take care of proper food and diet during pregnancy and regular checkups and consultation with your doctor. Triveni hospital, A Multispecialty Hospital in Gurgaon has all the facilities for pregnancy care and Delivery . So you may consult there and make prior appointment to avoid rush.