I'm not sure I want another child due to my medical issues: Advice?

I am 34 yr old mother to a two-year-old. I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. I was told for my next pregnancy that I would have to be on insulin for the pregnancy and make changes have there been any mother in this situation. Now I am not sure if I want to go for a second pregnancy, and I have not told my other half about my health. " I know what is he gonna say tho" I guess I am not sure if I want to continue with the pregnancy?

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Are you already pregnant? Making those changes will help you get healthier. Take care of yourself…

Don’t have another child if you aren’t sure you want one. There’s no law that says you have to have anymore.

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Research keto. It is used to treat diabetes. It MAY be something for u. There are fabulous docs that just had a healthy baby and have been keto the whole time.

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I have been a diabetic since 2006 I have two healthy boys one is 8 and the other is 6 months I’m 38 this last pregnancy was harder but with diet changes and exercise I was able to manage my blood sugar

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First of all you should be speaking to your partner about all this… Are you already pregnant ? If you are then you’d be a terrible person to abort just because you’d have to take insulin!!! Ya, it’ll suck…but a little life is WAY more important than poking yourself with a needle everyday and watching what your eating. You really should’ve thought of that BEFORE getting pregnant…there are so many ways & forms of birth control…(condoms,shots,iud,pills,implants, sterilization) abortion is NOT a form of birth control. .my friend is a diabetic and is pregnant with her 4th child… ask her about her experiences…ya it’s hard but totally do-able!! :slight_smile: Rebecca Anne

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I was diagnosed type 1 at age 8 and have a happy and healthy 2 year old. Not sure if you were diagnosed type 1, type 2 or gd (as it’s hard to tell from this post if you are already pregnant or not) but feel free to reach out if you need (and decide that you want) support.

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Are you currently pregnant or just thinking about it. Why haven’t you shared this very important info about your health? What are you scared of? You should be able to tell such vital info to your partner, baby or no baby.

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I’m confused, are you pregnant already or are you talking about future pregnancies? Why doesn’t your partner know that you have diabetes? You can have a healthy pregnancy with diabetes. Diabetes can also be reversed depending on the type, maybe change your diet and work with your primary and see if you can reverse your diagnosis.

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Is it type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

Continue with the pregnancy?? All because you have to change your diet for a few months and have a tiny injection daily?! Selfish woman :triumph::angry:

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I’m sure there’s resources out there that give you the proper information on being pregnant with diabetes. Defiantly going to be harder but well worth it in my opinion. If you’re not ready now, you may be in the future. You have time! Talk with hubby and go from there🙂

I went through two pregnancies with diabetes, on insulin for both, both my babies were born just fine. My first made her appearance at 35 wks on her own, not diabetes related, my son I was induced at 39 and 3, he was fine also. It’s manageable, during pregnancy and beyond, you just will need to stick to your diabetes diet. The plus side to both mine is I gained 10 lbs with both pregnancies and lost it all right away, with both babies growing prefect along the way.

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Its your body, your choice :woman_shrugging: Dont let random bible humpers on the internet make you feel bad. There are enough kids being put up for adoption, if you want an abortion GET ONE. That is not the internets choice to decide. BUT your husband needs to know about everything. It is going to be a hard choice either way you choose, but you can do either one and get through it.

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I was a diabetic during my pregnancy. Not a big deal & after I had my daughter, I was off of insulin & back on my pills

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I had digestinal diabetes and had to take insulin when I was pregnant with my daughter. She is now 29 years old and just fine. She doesn’t have diabetes. I do and have to take insulin daily but I was diagnosed with it 11 years ago. Change your eating habits and how you exercise and you can control it.

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You should at least let this baby have a life,give it up to a family who really wants a baby,.I don’t believe in abortion,did when I was young,didn’t allow myself to realize what it really was,then as you grow up,mature see life different,it will haunt you til you die,if you believe in God,facing him! This is the tea side of this,at least give the baby a living breath! Lots of people wanting to adopt!

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I have high BP… have for a long time…
My last pregnancy I developed gestational diabetes. It wasnt bad. I couldn’t seem to control it with diet…and I had to give myself insulin shots. Other than that my pregnancy was fine. My son was big(10.15oz) buts he healthy! No big deal.

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I think she meant her and her partner are about to start trying and have already decided to have a second baby. Now she’s not sure she wants to continue with that pregnancy. Not that she is already pregnant, but even if she is – her body, her choice. Back tf up, prolife fanatics. lol

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Found out I had gestational diabetes around 7 months. There was never a thought in my mind to get an abortion. I’m 35 weeks and shit sucks but it’s worth it!