Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes : Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes : Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Book Title: Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes : Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Author: Heidi Murkoff

Format: Paperback | 198 pages

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN-13: 9781932603323

Diabetes affects women of all life stages. According to the CDC, about 1.85 million women, in the US, of reproductive age (18-44 years) have Diabetes. If not managed properly, expectant mothers with Diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as Preeclampsia, Birth Defects, other health problems and infections. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby is a down to earth guide for diabetic mothers-to-be. The book explains everything from what is Diabetes to labour, delivery and infertility. Unlike existing books written in dry scientific language, this is a unique patient-written guidebook that includes medical facts, first person reports and interviews from women living with Diabetes who share their pregnancy related experiences.

Topics covered include:

What is Diabetes?
Finding the right Doctor
The first, second and third trimesters
Labour and delivery
Balancing your health needs with those of your child
Infertility and pregnancy loss
Resources

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes is a complete guide for diabetic women who want to successfully plan their pregnancies.