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Gestational Diabetes (gd)

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes (GD) happens when you have too much sugar (glucose) in your blood during pregnancy. Your blood sugar levels can go up when your body isn’t producing enough of a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps: the cells in your body to get energy from blood sugar your body to store any blood sugar that isn’t needed During pregnancy, hormones make it harder for your body to use insulin efficiently. So your body has to make extra insulin, especially from mid-pregnancy onwards. If your body can't make enough extra insulin, your blood sugar levels will rise and you may develop GD. Having too much sugar in your blood can cause problems for you and your baby, so you’ll have extra care during your pregnancy. On average, GD affects one mum-to-be in 20. GD goes away after your baby is born, because it's a condition that's only caused by pregnancy. The other types of diabetes, which are not caused by pregnancy, are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Some women have diabetes, without realising it, before they become pregnant. If this happens to you, it will be diagnosed as GD during your pregnancy. What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes? Continue reading >>

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  1. Bec~Cohen~Aleya~Xavier

    I had my 1st hospital appointment where I'll be having bubs due to me being a gestational diabetic anyway they sent me for a scan since i had not had one for 2 months to cheek on the growth of bubs they focus on the head circumference the stomach circumference and the length of a part of there leg they then put this on a chart to see if he is measuring what he should be for his gestation (28 weeks).
    Anyway his head was measuring about a week in front so nothing to worry about but his stomach and leg measurements put him at 32-33 weeks gestation for those areas he is well and truly already over 1.5kg so way over half a kilo heavier then he should be and they are quite worried about how fast he is growing. They started me on insulin last week due to my sugar levels being all over the place and they are hoping that the insulin will slow down his growth to get him to where he should be if not he will be born a lot earlier since there would be A LOT of problems with him if they let me to go the planned 37 1/2 weeks where ill be induced.
    Anyway i was just wondering if anyone has ever had this problem and if the growth did slow down or if you had to have bubs earlier how early was it. Im trying not to worry but its a bit hard not to
    I really want to make it to 37 weeks and have him and for him to have no problems but the way he is growing atm i can see it being earlier then that and im freaking out

  2. Help#4

    I had GDM too whith my DS. They picked it up late and I was put on insulin. I wouldn't worry too much if i where you just stick to your diet and monitor your insulin and BSL's. My DS was measuring ahead at every ultrasound also and I also had polyhydramnios (extra fliud around baby) due to the GDM, but having said that my DS was only born 3055grams (6 pounds 7 ounces). Look after your sugar levels and that will in turn look after your baby.
    Take care and don't worry too much.

  3. subzero

    I had G D with my last two babies.... I have had three babies. I had my daughter at 35 weeks because the diabeties was all over the place and injection were not working any more also my health was funny. she came out at 8 pounds 8. but most of that was fluid and she ended up about 6 pounds....
    my son was born at 38 weeks and 8 pounds and dropped a pound and half. Keep up the good work with your diet and sugar levels and make sure you write it down. write down what you are eating as well if that helps. keep in contact with your Diabeties person daily if you need too.
    good luck with your babies. mine are fine now one went to nicu because she was prem and my son only need sugar level moniting

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