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Hopefully everything goes well for you also!
I had GD with DD. I was able to control my GD with a healthy eating plan and exercise and had to check my b/s levels 3 times a day. I was induced 10 days early due to the possiblity DD would be big (especially around the shoulders and can get stuck on the way out). The scan I had at 36 weeks was suggesting a 9pound+ baby. DD had starting to turn posterior so when I was induced, she got stuck and due to foetal(sp?) distress, I ended up with a c-section and a 7lb 8oz baby. DD's blood sugar levels were low for the first 24 hours or so but she picked up and have had no problems with her since. My GD were gone when I was checked 6 weeks after the birth. It's quite intimidating to start with and it's quite a shock, but if you can control what you eat (yes, REAL hard at the end when you're tired and can't be bothered cooking) you should be fine. I'm just over 8 wks along with #2 and already have treated this pregnancy as if I have GD just to mentally prepare myself incase the GD returns. Just keep asking questions and do some research and that should hopefully make you feel better. By the way, the eating plan for diabetes is no different to how we should be eating in normal everyday life except less carbs (pasta, rice, potatoes, bread as these can turn to sugar if not burnt off with exercise) and less sugar.
I had gestational diabetes in my pregnancy.. which i delivered a healthy baby boy weighing 8pound 10. My GD was diet controlled and had to prick my finger 4times a day.. which everytime my levels were where they should be, even though my diet wasnt dramatically changed.
They should monitior you and if diet controlled is not working for you then they would put you on the insulin.
My aunty had GD in all 5 of her pregnancies, and had healthy beautiful babies. They do say you have chances of a bigger or smaller bub, but i think everyone has that chance?
My only battle with GD was i was loosing weight rather than putting it on, even though i ate alot! LOL
but its all smoothed out now
best of luck with your pregnancy!
any questions feel free to PM me =]
Hopefully everything is alright and you will be fine.
I actually lost weight and my DS was born at 41 weeks (induced) and weighed 8 pounds.
I have my GD test this thursday and am going straight into the second test because i have an 80% chance of having it again so they thought I may as well have the bigger test done. Im not worried if I have it again as once you get used to it it becomes second nature.
I had the glucose challenge test on the 23rd Dec and recieved the results today which was a little of a shock, I have never had an issue with my glucose until now, and my midwife believes my chances of gestational diabeties is quite high. It was a bit of a shock as all thru the pregnancy has been smooth sailing, I am 29 weeks now, so next Tuesday I have the tolerance test to confirm if I am gestational diabeties and if positive then I will be forwarded to the hospital.
It was comforting to read that others with GD have had healthy babies.