I ate like a mental person with DS. Steady diet of burger rings and cream buns washed down with chocolate milk.
I put on alot of weight and DS ended up being close to 9 pounds. But yet no GD.. Weird! I was heavy then but am heavier now pre pregnancy with bubs #2
I will definitely be talking to my GP about it all and am mindful that despite my best efforts I still might end up with GD. But I will definitely feel alot more comfortable with that diagnoses if i know I have done all I can to eat well and stay fit.
The biggest motivations for my concern RE GD is that I can't be induced as I am trying for a vbac.
The drugs they use for induction greatly increase my risk of a uterine rupture. And if I get GD they prefer you not to go full term. I will be disappointed if i can't go into labour naturally and really try for my vbac.
I understand for some its all about healthy baby and mum in the end, but I feel its about more than that for me this time. It's also about healthy mental state and I definitely didn't get that with my emergency C section for ds. The fact that I can't remember the first few days of my first borns life saddens me greatly. I would love to have a different experience this time. : )
Appreciate all your comments and sorry for the essay.