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jsut wanting to hear from any mummies that have GD or have had it in the past. found out yesterday afternoon that i have it and i cant get in to see the specialist doctor for another week. then going to see the dietician after that. just wanting to know how you;ve coped and if it went away straight after bubs is born. or anything else u can tell me. thanx for listening xo
no. no symptoms at all which is a bit weird. i had the strongest feeling i had it though... i laughed when they told me then 2 secs later nearlly cried i felt like the biggest failure
well the dr says i do have it this time but, to me it is no where as bad as with my other 2 pregnancys. my first time was diet controled and 2 i was on insulan but this time my diet seems to be working. i went and see the gestational diabetes group thing at the hospital and i have to go back on monday with all my levels for the week as well as a list of all the things i have eaten. And also it did go away as soon as i had my babies, its got something to do with the placenta (i was told last time). The hard part i find about it all is remembering to take your levels 6 times a day, lol it seems i have skipped today oops. but with shopping and kids being home from school its all a bit hard

Kaleb almost 7, and Zayne 3. and 4 weeks with numb


well the dr says i do have it this time but, to me it is no where as bad as with my other 2 pregnancys. my first time was diet controled and 2 i was on insulan but this time my diet seems to be working. i went and see the gestational diabetes group thing at the hospital and i have to go back on monday with all my levels for the week as well as a list of all the things i have eaten. And also it did go away as soon as i had my babies, its got something to do with the placenta (i was told last time). The hard part i find about it all is remembering to take your levels 6 times a day, lol it seems i have skipped today oops. but with shopping and kids being home from school its all a bit hard


oh and mine was picked up at 16 weeks

Kaleb almost 7, and Zayne 3. and 4 weeks with numb

I had it with my last pregnancy. I had to test several times a day but it was controlled by diet. It went as soon as I gave birth. I get tested next week for this one, hopefully I havent got it as I am not into the pricking my finger thing lol. (My mother has diabetes and it runs in the family).
I had no symptoms. Baby did have very low sugar when she was born but it came right after feeding.
Good luck with your appt. You will be transferred to the diabetes clinic for appts at the hospital to be monitored.

I had it with my last pregnancy. I had to test several times a day but it was controlled by diet. It went as soon as I gave birth. I get tested next week for this one, hopefully I havent got it as I am not into the pricking my finger thing lol. (My mother has diabetes and it runs in the family).
I had no symptoms. Baby did have very low sugar when she was born but it came right after feeding.
Good luck with your appt. You will be transferred to the diabetes clinic for appts at the hospital to be monitored.


I forgot to add, It can make the baby larger, although mine was just over 8 pound full term. You will also need to change your diet which the dietician will give you a list of foods of what to eat and what not to eat. I think I will probably have it this time too because they said once i've had it once, I'll probably get it again. Thank goodness it goes when bub is born. Apparently the pregnancy puts more stress on your pancreas.
Hi

I had it with DS1 and DD2 DS1 was insulin dependant and DD2 was diet controlled i have been tested already at about 22 weeks and showed clear no signs but have to be retested at 28 wks to double check as in some women it developes later in pregnancy. Im disappeared as soon as bubs were born. DS1 was 8p8o DD2 was 9p. I have though been very strict on my self this pregnancy which has been hard as i've been craving ice-cream.

This is pretty much my diet

Breakfast
ForME Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt(LOW GI)
Banana

Morning Tea
Orange
Apple / Or dried fruit

Lunch
Salad or Sandwich biscuits with avo. tomatoe and cheese limit two sandwich sized

Afternoon Tea
Nuts

Dinner
Anything really but limit my portion size

My doctors said that they are amazed that i don't have it "well yet i don't" and have put it down to good diet

Also i only drink Water and arount 3Lts of it Low Gi Milk and Milo.

Once you start searching there are many Low Gi Foods out there, that you can eat once you first fall pregnant to help prevent Gestational Diabetes or If it developes again help control it.

Best Wishs

thanx so much for all of your replies. i am eating

breakfast- 2 slices of wholemeal bread with margarine and vegemite or peanut butter

morning tea - rice thins or saladas with tomoatoe and cheese or fruit

lunch - salad or sandwhich

dinner - anything really, had lasagne and garlic bread tonight just didnt eat the garlic bread. and no takeaway food

not looking forward to pricking my finger either sad
hi i had gd with ds2. i have just found out i am pregnant again and will be sticking to the diet to try to prevent it coming up again.
i thought it was the liver or kidneys that cause it? im pretty sure its just a organ that isnt producing enough insulin itsself.
i felt the same when i found i had it. i cried for ages and felt like a failer but its not our fault.
it can be caused by overweight and very bad eating i think. my pa got it in later life and he was a terrible eater and overweight.
we just need to take care of our bodies smile

oh, my ds2 was 7lb7oz smile






I didn't have it with DD1

with DD2 it was picked up at the 28 week test, then things turned pretty dodgy within a very short space of time. Diet alone wasn't enough to control it and I was put on insulin four times a day, and this level was raised every week until she was born at 37 weeks.

This time around I had the test at 25+5 and passed, but in the last few days was told that just cos I passed it early doesn't mean I'll pass it at 28 weeks. I have another test next Wednesday and my levels are already too high so I'll be flunking it again lol.

Just be careful of carbs - they are the things that send your sugars over the edge. Doesn't have to necessarily be sweet things, but anything with a high carb count (like rice, pasta, sweet corn even) will raise your levels.

GD babies tend to get bigger than others if the levels aren't controlled because the excess sugars get passed through the placenta to the baby making it pork up a bit, that's why it is preferable to keep the levels lower, so bubby isn't unduly stressed. Most hospitals prefer to keep an eye on the size of the bub with regular u/s monitoring (which is pretty cool, you keep getting to see your baby), and usually induction is scheduled to avoid going full term and giving birth to a large baby. But each hospital is different.

If you follow a low GI diet that is your best bet for keeping things under control naturally without insulin. Thing is, sometimes your body just isn't able to. Basically there was NOTHING I could eat that wouldn't send my levels through the roof, and they did epxlain to me that it was no fault of my own, it was just one of those things.

I was expecting it this time around so was surprised when I passed the first test. Not at all surprised that my levels are now higher than they were last pregnancy lol.

Feel free to ask any questions at any time, I'm more than happy to help as much as I possibly can smile

hi i had gd with ds2. i have just found out i am pregnant again and will be sticking to the diet to try to prevent it coming up again.
i thought it was the liver or kidneys that cause it? im pretty sure its just a organ that isnt producing enough insulin itsself.
i felt the same when i found i had it. i cried for ages and felt like a failer but its not our fault.
it can be caused by overweight and very bad eating i think. my pa got it in later life and he was a terrible eater and overweight.
we just need to take care of our bodies smile

oh, my ds2 was 7lb7oz smile


The pancreas is responsible for the insulin part.....

Although there are "risk" factors such as being overweight and eating badly, sometimes it just occurs in pregnancy due to the overload of placental hormones. The reason we develop GD as compared to normal stock standard diabetes is a bit different, so you need to try not to beat yourself up about it because it could literally be completely out of your hands smile

I didn't have it with DD1

with DD2 it was picked up at the 28 week test, then things turned pretty dodgy within a very short space of time. Diet alone wasn't enough to control it and I was put on insulin four times a day, and this level was raised every week until she was born at 37 weeks.

This time around I had the test at 25+5 and passed, but in the last few days was told that just cos I passed it early doesn't mean I'll pass it at 28 weeks. I have another test next Wednesday and my levels are already too high so I'll be flunking it again lol.

Just be careful of carbs - they are the things that send your sugars over the edge. Doesn't have to necessarily be sweet things, but anything with a high carb count (like rice, pasta, sweet corn even) will raise your levels.

GD babies tend to get bigger than others if the levels aren't controlled because the excess sugars get passed through the placenta to the baby making it pork up a bit, that's why it is preferable to keep the levels lower, so bubby isn't unduly stressed. Most hospitals prefer to keep an eye on the size of the bub with regular u/s monitoring (which is pretty cool, you keep getting to see your baby), and usually induction is scheduled to avoid going full term and giving birth to a large baby. But each hospital is different.

If you follow a low GI diet that is your best bet for keeping things under control naturally without insulin. Thing is, sometimes your body just isn't able to. Basically there was NOTHING I could eat that wouldn't send my levels through the roof, and they did epxlain to me that it was no fault of my own, it was just one of those things.

I was expecting it this time around so was surprised when I passed the first test. Not at all surprised that my levels are now higher than they were last pregnancy lol.

Feel free to ask any questions at any time, I'm more than happy to help as much as I possibly can smile


Man i hope i dont have to do the test agin at 28weeks. they have me doing my levels 6 times a day as it is to track them. I also was on insulan with my 2 pregnancy. How high are your levels? mine seem to be staying pretty good at the moment.
Taryn

Kaleb almost 7, and Zayne 3. and 4 weeks with numb

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