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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes

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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes

SKU# 9781932603323

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Author: Cheryl Alkon


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

Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? ThereÌs 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 sugarsÛbefore and during pregnancyÛcan 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, youÌll be armed with the essential information, hope, and inspiration you need for a healthy pregnancy.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 08, 2010
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603323
  • EISBN 9781935281344

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 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"

Editorial Review(s) 

"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