CINCINNATI -- Wedding bells rang Wednesday afternoon for a local expecting mother with diabetes.
For years, Norwood native Melissa Moyer has lived with diabetes, a disease that can cause early birth defects, miscarriages and death.
Spokeswoman Diana Lara of University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Moyer was referred to UCMC for a special program that helps expecting moms stay healthy through each pregnancy term. Lara said some mothers must walk with a pump connected to a port that monitors their blood sugar levels regularly.
Moyer's condition could lead her into premature labor, requiring a 10-week stay at UCMC. Not only does that stint keep Moyer in the hospital over the holidays, it also stretches through her wedding date.
"When you hear that the woman you love who's pregnant with your baby is one of the sickest people in the hospital, it's a little overwhelming," Moyer's soon-to-be husband, Ron said.
So, the staff at UCMC helped get Moyer down the aisle to Ron. Complete with a cake, flowers, a ceremony and singing, Moyer kissed her groom with an "I do" during Wednesday's celebration at the hospital.
Ron said the wedding turned out to be the happiest day of his life, until he and Melissa's daughter, Josephine is born.
Lara said Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is different than gestational diabetes because it stays with moms even after they deliver.
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