i passed my first test at 22 weeks, but i started gaining weight so rapidly i am up 60 pounds!! so they tested me again at 32 weeks and it was 141. so thats why i had to do the 3 hour
Asked by Han Braz 2 years ago.
ok so i am 34 weeks pregnant and i found out i have gestational diabetes after i failed a 1 hour glucose test and threw up when i went to the 3 hour test.. anyways i havent got to talk to my doctor, the nurse said to watch my diet and take my blood sugar 2 hours after every meal. my blood sugar has been doing very well i think. always between 80 and 90.. what i want to know is has anyone else been threw this? and what did their doctor suggest and if you ended up high risk? and was your babies big? just an information you have. i just dont know what is going to happen. Answered by Phuong Diebold 2 years ago.
I had GD with my last pregnancy and currently with this one also :-( Although its a pain in the bottom, its really not that bad. I just dont like following a diet or having to exercise, lol I'm in Australia so things may be different to where you are but I'll explain what happens with me. And there is no need to worry too much just follow your Dr's advice and things will be fine. Ok so once diagnosed with GD, * I get sent to the Diabetes Clinic where they explain what GD is and what causes it etc. * They explain about checking blood sugar levels (we do it at waking, and an hour after every meal) and how to do it. And to keep a written record of our levels * Also told to exercise 30 mins everyday * They take a prick of blood to test (it tells them sugar levels for past 4 weeks). * The nutritionist explains what we can and can't eat, how much we have to eat (12 serves of carbs a day) and the time intervals we have to eat. * We get a list of foods that are good and bad and what constitutes a serving, * She also asks us to keep a food diary so if our levels are low or high they can check the food we've eaten and decide whether it was the food or our bodies reaction. * Then they regisiter us with Diabetes Australia so we can get test strips and insulin cheaper * They make us an appointment at the hospital antenatal clinic as they take over the care So from there you just follow their instructions, making sure to check sugar levels and following the diet and exercise plan. And keeing a record of everything so they can look over it at the antenatal appoinment. The antenatal appoinments are just like the normal ones with your Dr and midwife, you just have to see a couple of extra people. So the Diabetes Educator, Endochronoligist, Nutritionist although you dont have to see them every appoinment just as the Dr or midwife decides. So today for example I saw the ob/gyn who did normal checks, blood pressure, fundal height, weight and asked whether baby had been moving and checked babies position. And then the Diabetes Educator who discussed how I was handling it and checked over my levels for the last week. She also gave me insulin as I haven't been able to vontrol my levels. So she gave me a refresher course on how to use it and we discussed what I can and can't eat on christmas. I also had to have a quick blood test to check my iron levels and Vitamin D levels. And another appointment was made for 3 weeks time (I'll be 36 weeks). So thats it really, nothing very exciting or dramatic. I know probably at my next appoinment they will schedule an ultrasound to check the babies size. I'm pretty sure it was at 36 weeks last time. And thats it, I follow the diet and exercise plan, and now have insulin to help control my levels and go to my appointments. I never had any problems with my last pregnancy aside from needing insulin. I had a normal vaginal birth at the Birth Centre and my son was an average 7lbs. He had no breathing problems nor did he have low blood sugars, so was perfectly healthy. My sugar levels were fine the moment he was born and his levels were checked every 2hrs (after a feed) for the first 24hrs. Ok thats all my experiance, I hope it helped you out a little bit. Now I'll give you the info from my information booklet from the hospital regarding risks etc. WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS ON YOUR BABY: As the glucose in your blood easily passes through the placenta to your baby, if there is too much glucose in your blood, too much glucose will be delivered to your baby. When your baby is exposed to higher glucose levels it will produce a greater amount of insulin to try and control the glucose. Too much insulin produced by your baby leads to your baby storing this extra glucose as fat, especially around its tummy. This can mean your baby grows too big. This is NOT healthy as a large baby can make your delivery more complicated. Sometimes babies can be too small if the baby does not get enough nutrition from the placenta. This is more common if you are having problems with high blood pressure. Women with gestational diabetes are more likely to experience high blood pressure in pregnancy and/or another serious complication called pre-eclampsia. If your baby has had higher blood glucose/insulin levels, its blood glucose level may drop too low at birth. The risks to your baby are reduced if your blood glucose levels are well controlled. WILL HAVING GD CHANGE MY DELIVERY PLAN? Most women with GD will have a normal vaginal delivery, however the obstertricians will advise you if you need a ceasarean section. A delivery plan will be discussed close to your delivery date. If you have been on large doses of insulin or your glucose levels are very high in labour it may necessary to have an insulin infusion during your delivery. If you are planning on having your baby at the Birth Centre this may still be possible if the diabetes management team and Birth Ce Answered by Muriel Ontko 2 years ago.
I do not have gestational diabetes. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and even when my pregnancy is over, I will still have diabetes. I have had it before the pregnancy as well. Your sugar levels are perfect. 80-100 is right where they want you! Anytime any kind of diabetes is involved with pregnancy, you are considered high risk. Just for safety precautions, they watch you & the baby more. And that is not a big deal because its better to be safe than sorry. The reason why some women have bigger babies is because higher blood sugars cause the baby to put on unnecessary fat. So say your blood sugar spikes a couple times or your diabetes is not controlled, you will probably have a larger baby. But as long as your sugars are controlled, a normal weight is expected. Try and relax, its a big deal but no need to worry or stress over it. I say its a big deal because I am not going to lie to you. With diabetes in pregnancy there is a possibility of complications. Just be prepared. Some times women may require C-Sections. It just depends on how controlled your blood sugars are. And if you are keeping them between 80-100, you are fine. As a diabetic, the aim for 100-130 for me. So that alone should say something. Best of luck! Answered by Winifred Segundo 2 years ago.
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A mother with GD is high risk. Before the invention of insulin, over 70% of babies carried by gestationally diabetic mothers died in utero. So it's hugely important to watch your glucose levels and adjust your diet and medication accordingly. I had GD, and my sugars were so out of control I had to inject insulin four times a day. I was sent to a high risk fetal - maternal medicine specialist. I was also induced at 39 weeks because of the high risk of a stillborn birth with gestational diabetes, and the risk of a high birth weight baby. My son was 8lb, 9oz, which is on the high end of average. Who knows how big he would have ended up had I carried past my due date. Answered by Candelaria Brewen 2 years ago.
My sister-in-law had it and her baby was born 9 lbs 9oz. He was pretty huge. That was back in May. Good luck:) She wasn't high risk, she had a scheduled c-section but had to with her first, too. Everything turned out just fine. Answered by Leone Pottinger 2 years ago.