Woman explains the struggles of having diabetes while pregnant

Jodie Sanchez, Staff Writer

A woman welcomes her second baby into this world having to deal with the struggles of her baby’s enlarged heart.

Laredoan Jocelyn Sanchez, mother of Rylee Rodriguez was given false accusations of having an enlarged heart.

It’s not good to be pregnant and have diabetes because you might have complications during the pregnancy.”

— Jocelyn Sanchez

“It was the worst news I’ve ever gotten,” Sanchez said.

Rylee was born on January 20, 2018, and weighed 7 lbs. and 3 ounces. She was the heavier of her both children, Sanchez said.

Besides the enlarged heart with Rylee, Sanchez also had health issues with her type 1 diabetes and a thyroid problem.

“It’s not good to be pregnant and have diabetes because you might have complications during the pregnancy,” Sanchez said.

When Jocelyn was pregnant with her first child Liam Rodriguez she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby’s blood pressure was getting low.

Liam and Rylee had to be in the NICU. Liam was in there because he was a preemie and Rylee was in there because her sugar kept on dropping.

“I hate having diabetes because if I get pregnant I’m risking me and the baby,” Sanchez said.

It was really tough for her and she doesn’t plan on going through it again for a long while, Sanchez said.