Hey guys. Feeling a little down this afternoon as today I found out I have gestational diabetes. Everything was going so smoothly and now I just feel disappointed. Feeling like it's even less likely I'll have the kind of birth I want. Ah gotta be positive!! I'll get there just needed to get it off my chest
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09-11-2010 16:23 #31Member
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09-11-2010 16:38 #32
Sorry to hear about your GD news and I can completely understand you feeling flat and dissapointed. Its something that I was really worried about so had lots of pre-emptive chats with professionals about it...Not sure if Ive mentioned on this post but Im being treated for binge eating disorder so I have a regular dietician that I see as well as other group work I do. I dont see the dietician to be on a 'diet' I see her to compliment other treatment and re-form healthy relationships with food...but anyway I digress..
.... the dietician was great when I was asking lots of questions and she reassured me that it was something that we could manage together and plenty of people of all different shapes and sizes get it and manage it fine.
So I hope that you have some good professional support to help you how to manage it. I'd reccomend that working with a dietician could be helpful, especially if you can find out that is compassionate and has experience in not "dieting" but more of a wholistic connection with food.
Anyway...I hope that helps, good luck and take care of yourself
09-11-2010 16:39 #33
oops one sentence didnt make sense there....I meant to say "If you can find one" not "If you can find out!!"
09-11-2010 21:59 #34Member
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Thank you for your kind words and support xoxo
10-11-2010 10:14 #35
Yeah sorry Kazam to hear about the GD, that sucks. But as they say 'it's not the end of the world'. At least you won't have a 19lb baby like that woman in Malaysia...very rare they said. And she was so tiny!
10-11-2010 17:47 #36
Hello lovely ladies - I haven't posted in here for a while so I thought it was about time
Congratulations to one of our regulars Chantelalana who now has a beautiful baby boy:
Members Name: Chantelalana
Babys Name: Izaiah Kitiona Otineru
Date of Birth: 29/10/2010
Time of Birth: 0146 am
Bubs Weight: 9 pounds
Bubs Length: 52cm
Kazam, I've sent you a PM with a link to a thread started by some of the other January mums with GD. I'm sure you'll find some helpful info and support in there.
AFM I had my 30 week midwife appointment last week and all is well. She didn't even mention my weight or BMI and neither did my GP at my check up the week before. I wish all plus size pregnant mummas were treated so well. I started out my pregnancy around 125kgs then went down around 118kgs and am now back around 124kgs at 31 weeks. My bump is rounding out nicely (finally LOL) and bub is kicking up a storm.
Take care xo
11-11-2010 06:32 #37
Sounds great oscarsmummy!
I had a rather great midwife appointment too yesterday. I'm 28 weeks. I got the all clear of GD, have actually lost weight!!! Which is brilliant! In 28 weeks I've gained 3.6kgs so proud of myself! Also get to see my little princess again on Tuesday cause she's measuring a wee bit ahead
11-11-2010 20:06 #38
Kaz - I had GD with my bub and was managed by diet through the day and i had to have insulin before bed as it was when i was sleeping i had the problems as my hormones did not work the way they were ment to at night. anywho it is fine you and your bub will do just great all you have you have to do is figure out which food affect you mine was potato I found pumkin and steak my best friends and pretty much ate the same things every day so i knew what the readings would be.
I did have to be induce but that was my choice i was able to go 10 days over if i wished, my labour was good though he was posterior so it was a little long 15 hours (so not too bad) and you do have to have constant monitoring though the mid wives are really good and will allow you breaks to walk round and so on for 10 mins he came out weighing 8lb 2 oz and was with me the whole time in the hospital as his sugar levels were perfect as i kept my diet clean and and levels down.
Oh I found milk and flavour milk kept my sugar levels down I had some before bed and for breakfast, it may be different for you though, just make sure you eat before bed or at least a glass for milk weet bix are fantastic too.
good luck if you have any questions i am happy to help
12-11-2010 08:28 #39
Just wondering how many of you were asked to do the 2hr blood test for GD at the start of your pregnancy. My BMI is slightly less than what it was last pregnancy. I'm only 1 year older (I guess the big 3 0 is a scary number for doctors). My mother has diabetes which, by her specialist and GP, consider was brought on by and injury to her pancreas in a car accident. Because this isn't exactly proven (no surgeries or further testing) I am required to list it as "in the family". I have never had an issue with my levels, didn't have GD last pregnancy, yet they still think I'm at a higher risk.
Two of my friends that were pregnant at the same time as me last year, had GD. Neither is overweight, neither have a family history. I know GD can happen to anyone and I know they consider overweight women more susceptible. They also want me to get the 28wk test done later on.
My question is, am I in my rights to deny this test and purely do my 1hr test later on? If so, is it foolish for me to not have it done? I am really thinking of telling them to go jump.
12-11-2010 10:18 #40
Yes you are within your rights, its your body. I've never had GD with any of my kids but each time I was sent to do the 1 hr test, results normal and then I had to do the 2 hr test, results still normal. I take it as this. My Ob is looking out for me and my baby. I will do what ever she wants me too and in my last pregnancy that included taking my sugar levels 3 times a day from 32 weeks on. I even had to send a weekly food diary to a diabetes nurse. Yes it was a PITA but she's the expert. My first DS was stillborn at 41 + 5 and DD was 4 weeks prem, so I don't take any risks. You need to decide wether you want to go thru with it. Good luck Hun
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