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  1. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 19, 2012 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    I was 40 when I got pregnant with Eric, and because of my age and past history of pregnancy-induced hypertension, I was referred to a maternal-fetal specialist, aka a perinatologist. It was this guy who Dx’d my hypothyroidism and probably saved Eric from a world of complications beyond the T1D he now lives with. This doc took me as a patient because my prior OB-GYN asked him to, but the fact is, I was almost embarrassed to be there when I’d sit in the waiting room because I was far, FAR healthier than any of his other patients. There was a cancer patient in her 6th month, a woman who’d had a heart transplant as a child (she was carrying twins), one woman who was partially paralyzed from a car accident, several women who had multiple miscarriages due to incompetent cervix… I was the picture of health compared to these ones. I’m sure he had his share of T1D mothers. He used to say that the key to getting through a high risk pregnancy was this: Get yourself into the best possible state of health BEFORE you get pregnant, and continue to eat well and exercise during, and that will put you in good shape to get through the pregnancy OK. He said he’d never lost a patient, though his patients hadn’t always had a successful pregnancy outcome, but he also hadn’t had a patient who didn’t, eventually, become a mother. So… for what it’s worth… find yourself a good perinatologist (after you find yourself a True Love) and go for it.

  2. Jess
    Jess January 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm | | Reply

    i remember the conversation we had about this. i don’t think i’ve ever seen the whole thing all the way through. i don’t like to watch it either. although the portrayal of type 1 is so far off base that by the time i did see some of the scenes it angered me rather than scared me.

    of course, i likely would have had the same reaction you did as a young teenager. i was in college before i saw it. sheltered, i know… ;)

  3. Kim
    Kim January 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm | | Reply

    I got told that “10 years” thing, too. Actually, it got used more as a threat than a warning – as in, “don’t sneak food or you’ll cut x years off of your life”. That… yeah. That worked reeeeeeeaal well.

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