So I got the great news yesterday at 36 weeks that I have GD. I failed 2 of 4 of the blood draws. So I have to take a class next week and get a easy one touch monitor and check my blood levels 4 times a day FUN RIGHT? I didnt fail with my son 3.5 years ago...I eat decently healthy...How do you get it? I read alot about being over 30, overweight, orr gaining alot increases your chances. But im 24, 125 originally 149 now at 36 weeks and clueless. UGHHH and I hate needles..
More importantly I read the risks of having GD. STILL BIRTH???? organs not formed properly, a huge baby, and her or me having diabities after. I am freaking out because im 4 weeks from delivery if not less...What if shes huge or not ok?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by KFree907 at 2:10 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by AProsser at 2:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by NIKKIANDYBABY at 2:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
A great article posted as a journal
Answer by reflect1light at 2:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by NIKKIANDYBABY at 3:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by missanc at 3:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
If you are healthy and maintain a healthy diet (look up Brewer's Diet) then you don't need to fear the weight of your baby.. your body won't grow a baby that it can't birth unless you are truly diabetic (I personally think the test is wrong more often than not) and your diet is out of control. The rate of stillbirth increases if you smoke or live an unhealthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is always the risk of stillbirth, even in "uncomplicated" pregnancies, and we can't predict it. Here is another article for you to read that has numbers and stats for you. http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_riskfactors.htm
Answer by reflect1light at 4:11 PM on Dec. 16, 2009