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OMG My Doctor Just Called Im So Upset, 08/21 APPT UPDATE #2!

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Im 34 & half weeks pregnant-

At 29 weeks went for my GD test (1 hour) they didn't tell me to fast and since its my first and I didn't know, I drank Orange Juice on the way and had some sprite. It came back with my #s elevated. I couldn't go for the 3 hour one till recently, but they gave me a perscription to do a 1 hour one again since I didn't know I had to fast  fast and I don't need unnecessary blood drawn so just take 1 hour again, I go tomorrow 8AM.

Anyways, I had an US done monday night, my baby is 7lbs12oz according to the US.

Dr calls just now and says "Amy, we need you to do that GD 3 hour test immediately we believe you have diabetes there is no excuse why at almost 35 weeks your baby is so enormous. You probably have Diabetes, your chance of a vaginal delivery are slim to none-because by the time you're full term your baby will be like 10 lbs and you will need a c-section. Your baby is too big then a normal baby and you probably have diabetes.

I said but you tested me for diabetes I was negative, dont you mean GD? She said yes Gestational not regular but definately gestational because your baby is huge and I dont think you will deliver normally we will probably have to schedule you for cesarean.

I FEEL LIKE CRYING !!!!!! I dont know what to do, I thought U/S were not always correct on the weight?! I never had surgery Im so scared and scared for my baby. I am switching DRs i made a post about it, I see my new OBSGYN tomorrow because these people are known for c-sections and induction and this new dr is known for natural childbirth and so on...so therefore I am seeing her.

Please advice, what do you think. Besides I drink lots of caffeine (soda) unfortunately, they say it lowers birth weight and mine is coming out to be obese according to her...Im so scared advice/comments please.

Thanks


***My appointment with the new Dr was supposed to be a 2pm. She called me just now and said "Amy you were asked when you called if your pregnancy was healthy you said yes and you were asked if you had any issues you said no...well we just got your chart and according to it you gained almost 70lbs in your pregnancy and you were given a 1hour test and failed it, and never did the 3 hour test."

I explained to her that the ladies did not tell me to Fast, only if I failed the one hour I had to fast for the 3 hour, and when I told them I had soda and orane juice prior to the test they concluded thats why I failed the test, they gave me another 1 hour to do instead of the three hour and I went this morning.  She said "Amy no one gains almost 70lbs in pregnancy and you were a bit overweight to begin with so it tells me you do have GD and you WILL need a c-section the baby is big so you can not do regular birth and youre a big risk here because of your weight you may end up bleeding out during the c-section and because we only practice out of a community hospital we wont be able to save you." She said I would have to go to a Hospital where if an emergency happened which is likely during my ceserean they could have a better chance of saving me. She also said my babies lungs because of the weight are probably not even developed and will need extensive medical care because big babies dont have healthy lungs... I am 5'10, I went in at 265 and now am 330. My doctor NEVER told me I was unhealthy, I DO NOT have high blood pressure, I have NO health problems Ive been checked A-Z everything and nothing has been wrong so far thank God but to these people Im a big health risk.

OMG I dont know what to do Im crying my eyes out I don't know where to go who to see where to turn, the only hospital known for pushing natural birth turned me down...she didn't even see me she said it would be pointless. 

Suggestions :(

UPDATE #1: I am seeing my original OBSGYN (the one from the first call regarding the fetal weight) TOMORROW, TUESDAY 08/21. I called today to confirm my appointment and asked if my 3 HOUR GCT results had come in and she said yes they arrived and I asked if there was a problem the doctor would call me she said "Yes, absolutely" so far, 6 hours later, no call. I will find out definately tomorrow, and will update. I plan to ask questions, seek the best alternative and tell you exactely our plans. As far as my weight, I am seeing a dietitan and coming with a great plan to lose weight effectively postpartum. I can not thank you enough for the support, concerns, and even the ones who can be alittle bitchy-all your views are right in a way and I thank you all very much. I will title it tomorrow UPDATES #2

Update #2:

I saw the Doctor and I DON'T HAVE GESTATIONAL DIABETES!! I maintained the same weight since my last appointment. I asked her if I would need a c-section she said well we really don't know right now because we thought you were + for GD, but since you're not we'll have to wait and see. She gave me an ULTRASOUND perscription to be done next monday when I will be 36 weeks and I see her again on Wednesday, 08/29. So thankfully, NO GD, baby is very active and said to be in the 90th %tile of weight. So they said they will just monitor her weight with an u/s every 2 weeks and so far everything is good. She was happy to hear I am seeing a dietitian and said whatever I am following seems to be working so far because I didn't gain anything since almost 2 weeks ago. :D Will update next Wednesday!

by on Aug. 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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hypnautica
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:23 PM
My mom gained 60lbs with me I was her first she didn't have GD and I weighed 7lbs 2oz. With my SIL first she gained 70lbs no GD baby weighed 8lbs. My cousin gained 60 no.GD baby was around 8lbs. My cousin just had her 2nd and the ultra sound was showing my cousin being to short for the amount of weeks she was and her weight. It was showing her 16 1/2 in and around 6lbs. She was born 20in and 8lbs 9oz a week later. There are a few other babies I know of the ultra sound was way off. Good luck to you and sorry you are going through this.


Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

Im 34 & half weeks pregnant-

At 29 weeks went for my GD test (1 hour) they didn't tell me to fast and since its my first and I didn't know, I drank Orange Juice on the way and had some sprite. It came back with my #s elevated. I couldn't go for the 3 hour one till recently, but they gave me a perscription to do a 1 hour one again since I didn't know I had to fast  fast and I don't need unnecessary blood drawn so just take 1 hour again, I go tomorrow 8AM.

Anyways, I had an US done monday night, my baby is 7lbs12oz according to the US.

Dr calls just now and says "Amy, we need you to do that GD 3 hour test immediately we believe you have diabetes there is no excuse why at almost 35 weeks your baby is so enormous. You probably have Diabetes, your chance of a vaginal delivery are slim to none-because by the time you're full term your baby will be like 10 lbs and you will need a c-section. Your baby is too big then a normal baby and you probably have diabetes.

I said but you tested me for diabetes I was negative, dont you mean GD? She said yes Gestational not regular but definately gestational because your baby is huge and I dont think you will deliver normally we will probably have to schedule you for cesarean.

I FEEL LIKE CRYING !!!!!! I dont know what to do, I thought U/S were not always correct on the weight?! I never had surgery Im so scared and scared for my baby. I am switching DRs i made a post about it, I see my new OBSGYN tomorrow because these people are known for c-sections and induction and this new dr is known for natural childbirth and so on...so therefore I am seeing her.

Please advice, what do you think. Besides I drink lots of caffeine (soda) unfortunately, they say it lowers birth weight and mine is coming out to be obese according to her...Im so scared advice/comments please.

Thanks


***My appointment with the new Dr was supposed to be a 2pm. She called me just now and said "Amy you were asked when you called if your pregnancy was healthy you said yes and you were asked if you had any issues you said no...well we just got your chart and according to it you gained almost 70lbs in your pregnancy and you were given a 1hour test and failed it, and never did the 3 hour test."

I explained to her that the ladies did not tell me to Fast, only if I failed the one hour I had to fast for the 3 hour, and when I told them I had soda and orane juice prior to the test they concluded thats why I failed the test, they gave me another 1 hour to do instead of the three hour and I went this morning.  She said "Amy no one gains almost 70lbs in pregnancy and you were a bit overweight to begin with so it tells me you do have GD and you WILL need a c-section the baby is big so you can not do regular birth and youre a big risk here because of your weight you may end up bleeding out during the c-section and because we only practice out of a community hospital we wont be able to save you." She said I would have to go to a Hospital where if an emergency happened which is likely during my ceserean they could have a better chance of saving me. She also said my babies lungs because of the weight are probably not even developed and will need extensive medical care because big babies dont have healthy lungs... I am 5'10, I went in at 265 and now am 330. My doctor NEVER told me I was unhealthy, I DO NOT have high blood pressure, I have NO health problems Ive been checked A-Z everything and nothing has been wrong so far thank God but to these people Im a big health risk.

OMG I dont know what to do Im crying my eyes out I don't know where to go who to see where to turn, the only hospital known for pushing natural birth turned me down...she didn't even see me she said it would be pointless. 

Suggestions :(


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MFCsarah
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Just because you gained weight does NOT mean you have GD.... Don't listen to them... My friend gained 80lbs and DID NOT have GD..... Her baby was healthy and she gave birth vaginally.... They cannot MAKE you have a c-section..... They said my DD would be between 6-7lbs.. She was 8 lbs 6 oz.... Thye are almost ALWAYS wrong.....

chalisa0
by Kim on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You started out at least 100lbs overweight.  My dd is 5'10" and she weighs 145 and is far from skinny, not fat, but not thin either.  You are now grossly obese at 330-pregnant or not.  Of course that's going to be very high risk.  You are the only person I've ever heard of who drank juice and pop right before her gd test.  They didn't tell me to fast either, but they certainly told me not to have sugar.  That's just common sense.  It would be astounding if you didn't have diabetes at your weight.  So, you better plan on heading to a hospital to give birth via c-section.

berlgirl1224
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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jadsmummy
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I say this in the kindest way I can because I sincerely care about you. Your my sister in Islam and I don't want to see you hurt. I just read your update and unfortunately the doctors do have valid points. With your current medical status it could very well be dangerous for you to attempt a vaginal childbirth. Two physicians now have said they do not recommendit and advise a c-section. I know its hard when you have a dream of how you want to birth and that dream can't or doesn't go through. I will say though that how you birth isn't as important as how you love raise and cherish your child. Having a "natural" vaginal birth doesn't make you more of a mother it just means baby made his or her exit out of your vagina. Just like having a c-section doesn't make you weak it just means baby made his o her exit with a bit of extra help out of you lower abdomen. Neither makes you more or less of a mother. It isn't like it used to be with once a c-section always a c-section. This is baby number 1 of inshallah many more blessings to come. Take this as an opportunity after she is born to get really healthy, get the weight off before becoming pregnant again and then inshallah you can have a vaginal delivery. All in all, the only thing important is having a healthy baby.

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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Quoting chalisa0:

You started out at least 100lbs overweight.  My dd is 5'10" and she weighs 145 and is far from skinny, not fat, but not thin either.  You are now grossly obese at 330-pregnant or not.  Of course that's going to be very high risk.  You are the only person I've ever heard of who drank juice and pop right before her gd test.  They didn't tell me to fast either, but they certainly told me not to have sugar.  That's just common sense.  It would be astounding if you didn't have diabetes at your weight.  So, you better plan on heading to a hospital to give birth via c-section.



Sorry to burst your bubble but I was 145 2 years ago and was thin. Skinny is not pretty but was thin. Everyone has a different build. I had the test and still no call I obviously do not have GD as of now and BTW I DON'T have diabetes. And they didn't tell me "no sugar" they did not give me instructions, this is my first pregnancy I have no siblings or friends with pregnancies I've experienced so no to someone in my position it is not common sense.
And I will not go to the hospital planning c-section until they've confirmed I definitely need one. I think you should have become an OB since you know right away at 265 I was high risk. My drs didn't consider me high risk so it's pretty astounding without a degree you can say that with such conviction. Bravo
Oh & thanks for your kind reply ;)
NikkiDoll89
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM
My son was 9 pounds at birth. Vaginal but I tore. But he was/is completely healthy.
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Manaroo
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM
I started out around 250 lbs with both my pregnancies. With ds I gained about 15 lbs. He was 9 lbs 7 oz at birth, no gd. I did have a csection because he got stuck. They knew he would be that big and let me try natural labor. I'm 35 weeks with my second, have gained about 5 lbs and his estimated weight is around 7 lbs right now. They are expecting him to be over 10 lbs...if I make it to 40 weeks. Again, I do not have gd. I just make big babies! The only advice I can give you is having a csection is not bad at all. Your goal is to give birth to a healthy baby, while keeping yourself healthy. If 2 drs have advised a csection, I would probably take their advice.
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mamadismay
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM
I gained 100 lbs they told me essentially the dame thing I waited until the last possible moment to go to the hospital. I had him naturally he was 5lbs.
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NikkiDoll89
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM
And you need to find a better hospital! <3
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