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Lindsay and her husband, Jeff, live in Detroit, Michigan, with their son, Rivers. Lindsay has had type one diabetes since she was a child, and with it came some obstacles to navigate in order to start her journey to become pregnant.

Lindsay became pregnant shortly after her team of doctors gave her a green light; and, her pregnancy went well until she was unexpectedly hospitalized at 27 weeks due to pre-eclampsia.  By 34 weeks she was induced because of elevated blood pressures at an NST. After a 40-hour induction/labor hooked to a magnesium drip, a failed Foley bulb, and hours of pushing Lindsay’s labor ended in a c-section that felt more mentally traumatic than she anticipated. 

Her son had to stay in the NICU for 12 days but was not in a serious condition despite his gestational age.  They were able to exclusively breastfeed a few weeks after he was home and they’re both happy and healthy now. 

Lindsay Contact Info

Connect with Lindsey on Instagram: @lindsayvannieu or via Email: lindsayefillmore@gmail.com.

Resources

Facebook group I mentioned, “Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

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