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i was told i have g diabetes..diabetes while pregnant, besides watching my sugars is there any other way to keep my child from being a big baby?

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THANKGOD4MOMS

Asked by THANKGOD4MOMS at 5:48 AM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Just eat right and watch the carbs too
    ladyambition

    Answer by ladyambition at 5:49 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • thank you im trying that as well oxox
    THANKGOD4MOMS

    Comment by THANKGOD4MOMS (original poster) at 5:58 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Keep active. I worked until 9 days before I had my daughter and she was only 8 #'sWatch all carbs they are sugar also and don't eat a whole bagel baaaaaddd for you. Good Luck you'll be fine
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:07 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Watch carbs, as PP had said. Also, keep an eye on the 'hidden' sugars. A banana has a lot of sugar, do not eat a whole one in a single sitting. One banana is actually 2 servings. Make sure you know what veggies are actually carbs. Peas and corn are actually carbs, be careful when eating those. Sometimes milk can spike your sugars. Just test your blood regulary, chart what you eat and take note of how what you eat affects your blood sugars. If you note that it is higher than normal, you know what you may need to limit in the future. I had GD with both of my pregnancies. Neither one was over 7 lbs.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:43 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • ok ty ladies so helpful oxox
    THANKGOD4MOMS

    Comment by THANKGOD4MOMS (original poster) at 7:10 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Exercise is very helpful in keeping your sugar levels stable. I had gestational diabetes 4 times (out of 5 pregnancies)- my biggest baby (8 lbs 9 oz) was the one I DIDN'T have gestational diabetes with!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 10:25 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Taking a walk every day should help. I had big babies & I ididnt have gestational diabetes. Esp my first 3 . 9 -6, 9 & 10-2. When I was preg with my fourth I was afraid theyd be bigger but luckily they went down & my last was 7-14. : ) Good luck!
    sweetsinglemama

    Answer by sweetsinglemama at 12:57 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • TY LADIES
    THANKGOD4MOMS

    Comment by THANKGOD4MOMS (original poster) at 1:07 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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