diabetes

Pregnant December or January?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I just found out I was pregnant 2 weeks after being diagnosed with Diabetes.

I remember having a slight period in December (not sure what the exact date was, but it's usually around the 13th) and I didn't get my January period. My husband and I had been trying to have a baby, so we were excited with the news.

However, at my first prenatal appointment they explained to me that gestational diabetes leads to a large baby. They told me I was 9 weeks, 3 days at my appointment based on the size of the baby on the ultrasound.

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