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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes


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Table of Contents

The Early Days; 1. Recommendations for trying to conceive: If You Can, You've Gotta Plan; The First Trimester: Grace Under Pressure 2. I See Two Lines C Now What?; 3. What do I Eat?; 4. Tests and Bloods and Rockin' Goals: Pregnancy Assessemnts and Prenatal Exams; The Second and Third Trimesters: Things Keep Growing and Growing 5. In the Thick of It; 6. Approaching the Big Day; Hello, Mama! 7. The Big Day; 8. The New Mom, With Diabetes; When Blood Sugar Control Isn't Enough Infertility and Pregnancy Loss; Other Resources.

About the Author

Cheryl Alkon is a writer, researcher and editor whose work has appeared in national and regional magazines and newspapers. She's lived with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and has become an active member of the online diabetes blogging community with her blog Managing the Sweetness, named one of About.com's Six Diabetes Blogs Worth Visiting.


""Finally! A resource for women with diabetes that neither judges them for wanting to get pregnant nor scares them out of it. This engaging - and funny - book full of myth-busting accounts of women who have been there tells potential moms that yes there is hard work involved in a healthy pregnancy with diabetes but reminds us of the joys all that hard work can bring.""-Michelle Kowalski, dlife.com

Cheryl Alkon has given me what I wish I had 14 years ago when a dear friend with diabetes became pregnant: a book filled with wisdom and wit to reassure me that both Mom-to-be and Baby could stay healthy and happy for years to come.""Kristen De Deyn Kirk, editor, MyTidewaterMoms.com ""the book is amazing"". know that Cheryl's book covers everything. In detail. And the amount of women she interviewed really assists in making it personal and meaningful.""-Emily Berthold, editor, bumbeta.blogspot.com

""Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child, people told me that having would be difficult at best. But now, seven months pregnant with my first child, I realize that more success stories need to be told. Cheryl's book is the resource of hope, inspiration, and information that all women with type 1 diabetes need to read.""-Kerri Morrone Sparling, sixuntilnine.com""

"" a valuable resource for diabetic women who wish to have a baby. Alkon's writing style makes the book interesting and easy to follow There is a wealth of information and tips for women to follow and most women with diabetes wishing to get pregnant or who are already pregnant will find the book beneficial. ""-Caphis Consumer Connection

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