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    It went well. Very lovely morning saying goodbye to my dad.
    In other news i didn't get my vbac. Ended up in a very scary and fast emergency c-section on monday night. I had to be put under general anesthetic and we nearly lost bub. But he's here now, safe and sound and we are home. Feeling a little worse for wear but happy to be home. Ds1 doesn't seem to impressed with the new addition to the family but I'm sure he'll come around

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    Omg. Glad to hear that bub is safe and sound. That's the most important part. What'd happened of I don't mind me asking?

    I have a roughy idea of the induction date but now am nervous that might not even make it that far. Bub has dropped to the pelvis. It means that he is ready within the 2 weeks time frame. If I am lucky, just when I finish work next week. I really hope so but bub doesn't care about deadlines. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Omg. Glad to hear that bub is safe and sound. That's the most important part. What'd happened of I don't mind me asking?

    I have a roughy idea of the induction date but now am nervous that might not even make it that far. Bub has dropped to the pelvis. It means that he is ready within the 2 weeks time frame. If I am lucky, just when I finish work next week. I really hope so but bub doesn't care about deadlines. Lol.
    It would be be beneficial if you go into labour on your own though! Good luck!!

    Bub had his hand up above his head so it was making labour very difficult and painful, and was making progress very slow. So as i got to 7cm bubs heart rate was going up too high. They did a blood test from a sample on the top of his head and it showed he was in distress so the decision was made to get him out there and then. I actually didn't even know what was going on, multiple people came running in getting me prepped for the surgery and before i knew it i was being wheeled into theatre, being asked for verbal consent as there was no time for signing forms. Hubby was nowhere to be seen, found out later on he wasn't allowed in. Then i was put under and woke up in recovery. So dramatic, not at all how i thought it would end up. one of the drs came to see me yesterday to explain what happened etc. She said it was like a rupture until proven otherwise kind of situation. I'm lucky they did what they did though. Things could have turned out very differently.

    I really hope you have a better shot at it than i did!!

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    Oh wow.....hope things settled a bit now. xx

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    Don't let my experience scare you! I had multiple problems and really was lucky they even let me try to vbac in the first place. No more kiddies for this girl!!
    Starting to settle down now, just trying to get the hang of the feeding. Bub has a tongue tie so it's making things difficult. We will persevere!!

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    Hi guys. Diabetic mom here. Just had my bub last 01 Oct. Had an induction at 38 weeks. I don't know if this is appropriate admin just delete if not allowed. I was insulin since I was on my 4 month. Turned out I'm type 2 diabetic. Anyway, i have 2 boxes of unused humalog insulin. I wanted to give it away instead of throwing it. If anybody is using it i will glady give it away. Let me know. M located in eastern suburbs hillsdale area.

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    Hi,
    (Just posted this somewhere else but discovered this post, so I'll post it here, if anybody is still around). I also have had pre-eclapmsia twice before and pretty severe, so am terrified of it happening again (highly likely) especially now with gd on top of that.
    I was diagnosed with GD around 13 weeks so have been told I may have had undetected diabetes before this pregnancy. I am now 19+ weeks and have been diet controlled so far. I'm concerned, however that my levels maybe starting to creep up and so am looking for someone to share ideas/ concerns/frustrations with.
    I found the DE useless and a scare mongerer adding to my stress (and probably ultimately adding to my slightly high readings) and the dietitian also pretty useless as she went through very basic diet advice like "this is the 5 food groups" - derr. Also the diet information is so irrelevant to someone with gd - the amount of carbs they recommended you eat is completely off point for what someone with gd can really consume and stay within normal range.
    Anyway, enough venting, I need advice on when the dr/de will likely talk about needing insulin. My fasting is usually 4.5 -4.9 with the occasional 5.0 - 5.2 (less than twice a week) but the de has mentioned that these figures are a bit of a worry. So now every time I test my fasting my anxiety/ stress goes through the roof and I feel my heart thumping thinking please don't be over 5.0 or they'll put me on insulin. My after meals levels are usually pretty good (never over 7.4 1hr after meals) usually b/w 4.2 - 6, although breakfast is creeping over the 6.0 mark now, so may need to adjust. So if they put me on insulin I feel like it will throw my after meal readings really low (sometimes after meals I'm already getting 4.2). Is 0.1-0.2 over 5.0 for fasting really that bigger deal to bother putting someone on insulin and throwing off the rest of the days readings?
    Any advice/thoughts please?

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    @riw3 i was GD from about 12/13 weeks also - my levels were always over 6 and finally git them down to about 5 or under (which was the aim). I basically just gave up junk food and ate healthier.
    I also thought the whole GD prick test was a joke (and i did say that to the DR as i could do 3 tests one after another and get a different result.
    As my dinner levels were higher than normal (i was put on insulin) this was probably 2 or 3 months before due date.I was only on insulin for my dinner fasting levels - it also helped my morning fasting levels. I could eat a bakers delight white choice chip scone and a big m and be around 4.0 (defeats the purpose i know)

    Unsure why they want your levels so low - i know when i got anything in the 3's the were a bit worried and changed my insulin levels.

    In the end - bubs was 3.36kg (even though they thought he would be big) came a day before induction date

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    I just replied your post on the other thread.

    Agree with @Cevapa. The prick test is a joke as i mentioned on the reply.

    A bit repeat of what I said in the reply on your thread. Exactly my experience. My dietitian was aiming a very low value. The value is recommended for 2hrs test not 1hr post meal from what I read. Somehow, the dietitian used that for 1hr. I was eating 4x vita weet for breakfast. That's the only food that kept me under. I was starving myself and bub in the end. Bub was born under 3kg. A very skinny baby.

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    Hi all,
    My DS is 8 weeks old today! Born Feb 10th 2016.
    I am absolutely petrified of needles and at 24 weeks or thereabouts I did my Glucose Test and failed. I went to the seminar and was given the blood meter to begin testing my blood sugar levels 4 times a day!
    This was bad enough for me (it really isn't bad at all but the whole needle thing makes me sick), until I sent my readings to the advisor after one week.
    She called and said that my "on rising" or "fasting" readings (the first reading of the day before you are out of bed or have eaten) we "significantly elevated" and that I would need to go on insulin immediately.
    Well, I'm a tough B but, I cried, actually I sobbed, and refused!

    That was in approximately November 2015!
    When I spoke to my Doc to discuss an alternative, he said there was no alternative, but looking at my diet, it was all wrong!!!!!
    I was eating a good plan that was EXACTLY as advised at the seminar!

    Apparently eating rice and pasta at night, even though it was the advised portion, was a big no!

    So....., I changed my diet which significantly lowered my morning readings, still not below the 5.0 as required but, 5.2s rather than 5.9-6.2s.

    Long story short, I was due on 25.02.2016 but my doc made it very clear that they will never let a GD pregnancy go full term and I would be induced one week early or two weeks if I was on insulin. My doctor would not give me an induction date until I spoke to the Diabetes team regarding my latest readings!

    Thinking I was one above then for lowering my readings without insulin, I smugly sent them off!

    They called, they said I need to go I insulin!

    4 weeks until I was due, and I went on insulin! I only had to inject 6 units of an evening and that was it!

    Mentally, to do the injection, it was tough! I used my good old numbing friend, emla.

    I was so disappointed to find that some mornings my readings went down to 4.3 which is great but others, it was higher then what I had it and was 5.6.

    Anyway, I am writing this so people know my experience with GD.

    My DS was born at 37+6 and was only a tiny 6.82 pounds (3095g).

    Another girl in the same hospital with GD also has a little one!

    I don't get it!

    I think some of the info you receive is not up to date!

    I was given poor suggestions to my eating plan, and I found that the only answer they would give was INSULIN rather then maybe checking what I was eating, was I exercising as much as I said I would? Am I going wrong somewhere? Nope, just get in the insulin is what they recommended!

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