Type 1 Diabetes and Natural Pregnancy and Birth

There is very little information on women with type 1 diabetes who want to take the most natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

I am interested in any information you may have on options available to type 1 diabetic mamas. Thank you!


It seems there's not a whole lot of information out there, which is a real shame. I've looked pretty extensively since I first read your question and it's hard to find anything concrete. Here's what I did find for you:

A discussion about natural birth for Type 1 Mamas on Mothering.com's discussion boards. Specifically, take a look at Post #10, a detailed post from a mama.

That thread links to a Home Birth story by a Type 1 mum in the UK.

It also links to this excellent and extensive thread with lots of information for Type 1 mamas.

I will keep looking for more information for you, as well and post here if I find anything!

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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