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Gestational diabetes, QUESTION!!!!

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I have gestational diabetes, I'm controlling it with diet. I saw my specialist on Monday and she wants me to come in every Monday and Wednesday until the end of my pregnancy for an ultrasound. I have no complications other than gestation diabetes and no complications from that. I am 31 weeks pregnant as of today. IS THIS FREAKING NORMAL?
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by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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fullxbusymom
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM
I would simply ask then why they feel you need to come in so often. If everything is right on target then they really don't need too.

Quoting Rowdys.Mommy:

No my baby is right on schedule.

My blood sugar also stays in the 80-100 range.



With my son I had gd and the specialist (different one) released me from care after 2 visits




Quoting fullxbusymom:

Yup 100% normal. They have to watch babies more closely w/woman who have GD. Is your baby starting to measure large??





I had GD and luckily for me it was so minor I was able to be released from my GD doctor 1 month before I delivered. They guesstimated my baby to be between 8.5-9lbs he ended up coming 6 days early weighing 7lbs 6ozs.
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sarah824
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I had GD with DS that was controlled by diet as well. I didn't have to start having weekly monitoring until closer to 36 weeks. If it seems odd to you then you should ask why. 

Rowdys.Mommy
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I did, what it boils down to is a legal liability. The dr wouldn't tell me that and made excuses but her assistant let it slip

Quoting fullxbusymom:

I would simply ask then why they feel you need to come in so often. If everything is right on target then they really don't need too.



Quoting Rowdys.Mommy:

No my baby is right on schedule.


My blood sugar also stays in the 80-100 range.





With my son I had gd and the specialist (different one) released me from care after 2 visits






Quoting fullxbusymom:

Yup 100% normal. They have to watch babies more closely w/woman who have GD. Is your baby starting to measure large??







I had GD and luckily for me it was so minor I was able to be released from my GD doctor 1 month before I delivered. They guesstimated my baby to be between 8.5-9lbs he ended up coming 6 days early weighing 7lbs 6ozs.
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fullxbusymom
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So call and find out!! They are YOUR doctors, they ultimately work for you. You need to be assertive and ask straight out and not take no for an answer till you get an acceptable answer.

Quoting Rowdys.Mommy:

I did, what it boils down to is a legal liability. The dr wouldn't tell me that and made excuses but her assistant let it slip



Quoting fullxbusymom:

I would simply ask then why they feel you need to come in so often. If everything is right on target then they really don't need too.





Quoting Rowdys.Mommy:

No my baby is right on schedule.



My blood sugar also stays in the 80-100 range.







With my son I had gd and the specialist (different one) released me from care after 2 visits








Quoting fullxbusymom:

Yup 100% normal. They have to watch babies more closely w/woman who have GD. Is your baby starting to measure large??









I had GD and luckily for me it was so minor I was able to be released from my GD doctor 1 month before I delivered. They guesstimated my baby to be between 8.5-9lbs he ended up coming 6 days early weighing 7lbs 6ozs.
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happymama2D
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I had GD with both my pregnancies and did not do that. I think I had one extra ultrasound late in the pregnancy and that was it. I did have to go in for non stress tests 2x a week starting at about 35 weeks. Ask your doctor why it is necessary.
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asaffell
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Ugh, ultrasound weight estimates are off by POUNDS at this point. SO inaccurate. I'm sorry mama, I wouldn't get down with that unless there was some indication of increased risk.

KrissyKC
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Yes...

I'm diabetic type two, and seeing the doc weekly and then twice a week is normal.

However, usually, the appointments are twice weekly NST (non stress tests) where they hook u up to heart beat monitors for 20-30 minutes (on average)...

They also do more ultrasounds, too, at least 1 per week.

I say, relax and enjoy the extra time seeing your baby before he/she is born.   Congrats!

Rowdys.Mommy
by Gold Member on Oct. 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM

my sugar levels stay between 60 and 80, the highest its ever been is 160 after eating a ton of junk. I know how to monitor it and keep it down and if I splurge after a meal then I just walk for 30 mins and that will bring my sugar down to my normal range. My ob has said that just doing a stress test at my normal appointment is fine and I dont have to see the specialist anymore...my specialist however is still wanting me to come in twice weekly even though I've had 0 issues.

I'm sticking with my regular appointments, my last appointment with the specialist was yesterday.

Quoting KrissyKC:

Yes...

I'm diabetic type two, and seeing the doc weekly and then twice a week is normal.

However, usually, the appointments are twice weekly NST (non stress tests) where they hook u up to heart beat monitors for 20-30 minutes (on average)...

They also do more ultrasounds, too, at least 1 per week.

I say, relax and enjoy the extra time seeing your baby before he/she is born.   Congrats!


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