Pregnancy can be a difficult time for women. If you have diabetes, pregnancy can be even harder.
Managing blood glucose levels is made significantly harder by hormone fluctuations, and uncontrolled levels can lead to a variety of problems for both mother and baby. Further, pregnancy can be a generally stressful time, causing additional fluctuations in levels.
While this doesn’t mean women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant or will struggle with pregnancy, it does mean there are certain things that will need to be taken into consideration to maintain your health throughout pregnancy.
However, an exciting medical precedent just occurred when a woman in England gave birth to a baby while using an artificial pancreas! You might be thinking to yourself that this has already been done, but the difference in the case of Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins is that her son was born naturally, rather than via a c-section.
This is exciting news not only for the medical community but for all people with diabetes. But the story doesn’t end there.
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