I didn't have it with my 1st, but I did with the next 4 pregnancies. I changed my diet to include little sugar and fewer carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes, careful with the cereal) and to include more fiber, which is healthy anyway. I also had to be sure that I exercised and kept track of my blood sugars. With the last 3 pregnancies, I was on insulin. It's not as bad as you'd think to give yourself a shot.
Controlling the blood sugar levels is VERY important for your health and the health of your baby. Only one of mine, the 3rd baby, had a few hours of low blood sugars after his birth so he was watched very carefully and given a bit of sugar water to help raise them.
Moms with GD tend to have larger babies if the blood sugars are not controlled well. Out of the 4 GD pregnancies, I had 10 lb. 4 oz., 9 lb. 15 oz., 7 lb. 10 oz. (very controlled sugars), and 9 lb. 8 1/2 oz. babies.
at 8:17 PM on Jun. 30, 2010