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Old May 3rd, 2018, 02:20 AM   1
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Gestational Diabetes and now low calories?!


I heard there was a forum for Gestational Diabetes on here, but I haven't been able to find it. I hope this is ok to post here:

My worry is I'm in the third trimester (31 weeks today) and am consuming about 1500-1800 calories per day. Pre-pregnancy I was 137 pounds, and I'm now 151 pounds. **I lost 4 pounds since the GD diagnosis 2 weeks ago, though.

I feel like I should be eating more calories...but it spikes my blood sugar if I do, even if it's health foods. I was told to keep my blood sugar under 130 one hour after meals, and I have found that if I eat much more than my current intake my levels go over. Again, even with healthy stuff.

All I really did after the diagnosis was cut out the added sugars, fried foods, white bread/rice/potatoes etc. but my numbers have still gone over a few times. Not by much, and I stopped eating the things that made it spike way over (pasta, cereal) so I think I have the sugar under control - but again, the calories seem too low.

I dunno. I have an appointment with my OB Friday and am going to ask.

I am not overweight, so I don't think weight loss is a good thing in my case. I feel fine eating less, but it's all very stressful. I don't want to deprive my baby of what he needs.

I'd like to think so long as I'm eating lots of healthy things that the calories being a little low is not a big deal, but I just don't know...



 
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Old May 6th, 2018, 04:01 AM   2
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I had gd 3 times - with my middle child from 12 weeks. Iím quite small, I was 115lbs pre pregnancy with middle child and I only gained 9lb because of how healthy my gd diet was.

She weighed 7lb 7oz at 39 weeks. The most of all my girls when I actually gained the least weight!

What you actually need to be aware of is if you are getting ketones in your urine as a result of not eating enough and if you are hungry. You shouldnít be hungry.

I ate loads of nuts and cheese with my youngest child, lots of cream too in sauces. I gained more weight with her and was less tired for it x



 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 06:59 AM   3
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Ah, makes sense. My OB was surprised to hear I was not hungry when eating about 1600 calories per day and told me to try to get a little more, at least 1800, so that made me worry as some days I just couldn't put down any more food...

I've been eating lots of raw almonds and cashews, cheese here and there too, so thanks for the tip. It's good to know I don't -necessarily- have to gain much more weight to know baby is getting enough. Since posting this I have put on a little weight even with the lower calorie intake, so I guess it's not all that serious.

Thank you for sharing, it made me feel better! My belly is measuring 2 weeks ahead, so he's not seeming small as far as we can tell. I do wish we didn't have to endure this, though, just more stress and stuff to do!



 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 07:04 AM   4
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Ah, makes sense. My OB was surprised to hear I was not hungry when eating about 1600 calories per day and told me to try to get a little more, at least 1800, so that made me worry as some days I just couldn't put down any more food...

I've been eating lots of raw almonds and cashews, cheese here and there too, so thanks for the tip. It's good to know I don't -necessarily- have to gain much more weight to know baby is getting enough. Since posting this I have put on a little weight even with the lower calorie intake, so I guess it's not all that serious.

Thank you for sharing, it made me feel better! My belly is measuring 2 weeks ahead, so he's not seeming small as far as we can tell. I do wish we didn't have to endure this, though, just more stress and stuff to do!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 16:31 PM   5
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My sister has just been diagnosed at 33+4 and itís brought back lots of memories for me. My middle daughter definitely grew well and my bump measured ahead a little with her but I was very slim. She certainly didnít seem to miss out and she is a good sized 5 year old now!

Best of luck to you x



 
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