You were likely followed very closely by your healthcare provider
during your final weeks of pregnancy. After you go home with your baby, it may be
difficult to return to your routine pre-pregnancy diabetes care. But, don’t hesitate
check in with your healthcare provider if you have challenges with your diabetes care.
Part of your prenatal care may have included eye exams to check for
retinopathy. Pregnancy can increase your risk for this disorder. The American Diabetes
Association recommends you continue these checks for 1 year after birth.
Many women with diabetes deliver their baby by cesarean. This may be
because the mother has a diabetes related complication such as high blood pressure
make scheduled cesareans necessary. In addition, the baby of a mother with diabetes
be larger than other babies. Diabetes raises your risk for infections. So, it’s very
important to watch for signs that your cesarean incision is infected, as listed below.
These include redness or draining from your incision.