How safe is to plan second pregnancy? I had gestational diabetes in first pregnancy.

I have a 4 yr old son, I had gestational diabetes and 3 months back I got to know that I have type 2 diabetes. Blood sugar levels are high up to 250plbs. How safe is to plan second pregnancy? I am planning to start OC pills, once after I start these pills, when can I start having sex?

 

How safe is to plan second pregnancy? I had gestational diabetes in first pregnancy.
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    As you are a diabetic you should first maintain good glycemic control as you plan to conceive because diabetes can lead to various pregnancy related problems such as abortions, fetal malformations, infection, intrauterine fetal death, excessive liquor, big baby etc.
    Monitor your fasting as well as post prandial sugar levels. You should correct them and get shifted to drugs which are safe during pregnancy. Do not forget to start taking Folic acid tabs 5mg /day as you plan. Regarding OCPS take low dose pills and start from day 3 to 5 of menses. They are effective if you take regularly.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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  2. User
    I will be taking Tab. YAMINI as OCP. As I am starting it on day 4 then from which day can I start with intercourse?
    • Hello Dear,

      Yamini is most effective when you start it within 24 hours of your period. But if you start late it's better to use condom etc for a week. Also as you are diabetic, drug may affect your sugar levels, so ask your physician to adjust your drug dose for diabetes accordingly.

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