Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-existing Diabetes

Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-existing Diabetes

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

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Diabetes can affect women at any stage of life. If not managed properly, expectant mothers with pre-existing diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as preeclampsia, cesarean section, and infections. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby, is a down-to-earth guide for diabetic mothers-to-be. Author Cheryl Alkon has lived with type 1 diabetes for 31 years and brings a wealth of understanding to the subject. Unlike existing books written in dry scientific language, this one focuses on firsthand accounts by diabetic women sharing their pregnancy-related experiences. Topics include what is diabetes, finding the right doctor, strategies to successfully conceive, the first, second, and third trimesters, labor and delivery, balancing the woman's health needs with those of her child, infertility and pregnancy loss, resources, and more. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes offers a complete guide for diabetic women who want to successfully plan their pregnancies.

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Intended for the mother-to-be with diabetes, issues related to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are considered. Alkon (writer and editor) covers insulin, diet, exercise and blood sugar management through the stages of pregnancy. Quotes from women who have been through the experience, along with medical experts regularly appear. The volume includes an appendix dedicated to the special issues of infertility and pregnancy loss, along with a helpful glossary. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Springer Publishing

A down-to-earth insidervås guide to a healthy pregnancy with diabetes

Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Therevås a reason for concern: uncontrolled diabetes can lead to health complications for both women and their children. But keeping a tight rein on your blood sugarsvõbefore and during pregnancyvõcan help reduce if not eliminate the risks. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes explains exactly how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible while balancing the rigors of insulin, diet, exercise, and blood sugar control that are the foundation of diabetes management.

Author Cheryl Alkon has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and brings a wealth of understanding to the subject. Including the insights of more than 50 women with diabetes and leading medical experts, as well as the latest scientific research, Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes covers:

  • Finding the right doctor
  • Pre-pregnancy planning
  • The first, second, and third trimesters
  • Labor and delivery
  • Managing your health needs with those of your child
  • Infertility and pregnancy loss

With this myth-busting resource, youvåll be armed with the essential information, hope, and inspiration you need for a healthy pregnancy.


Publisher: New York : DemosHealth, c2010.
ISBN: 9781932603323
Branch Call Number: WQ 248 A415b 2010
Characteristics: xv, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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