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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 11:30 AM   1
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GD support thread


I thought it would be nice for us all to have a thread to share and refer back to.

Who has GD, when did you find out and when are you due? How are you coping? Or are you at high Risk of borderline and need some moral support.


Adelicia - Baby due March Arrived safely by induction!
KatieB - Baby due 22 March 2011 arrived safety on own accord!
Milosmommy7 - Baby girl due 6 May
Joanne40 - Baby girl due 8 May
BizyBee baby boy due May 9th
Clo - baby boy due on 16 May
the.lion - baby boy due 16 May
Lindsayscoob - baby girl due 20 May
K7_xcx baby due 21 May, induction on 7 May
Ladyredlainey - baby girl due 23 May
Spunky - baby boy due May 27
xshell79 - baby girl due 30th May - inducing on 16th May
Jmiller - baby girl due 31 May
Tabitha561 - baby girl due May
K123 - Baby due 5 June
Cammy - baby boy due 14 June
Midori1999 - baby girl due 5th July
Rachyroux - baby girl due 5 July
twinkle22 - Baby girl due 10 July
Emmea12uk - Baby girl due 11 July
Kdea457 - baby due 20 August



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 11:57 AM   2
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I had my GTT on Friday and a phone call to say my levels were slightly high this morning. My first appt with diabetes nurse is on Tues so won't know much more til then - but am seeing my consultant tomorrow morning so will be asking him some questions. I'm due on 5th June and this is my first pregnancy so it all seems a bit overwhelming at the moment!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:50 PM   3
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I remember how I felt first time, like the ground should just swallow me. In a few weeks you will feel much better about it hopefully. Good luck tomorrow.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:54 PM   4
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I'm already counted as high risk because of a very low PAPP-A result at 12weeks, and because I suffer from a v strange kind of migraine that paralyses my optical nerves and as my Mum had big problems with high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia when pregnant. I know all of this will be more than worth it when my little boy arrives, but I'm finding everything harder than I ever imagined pregnancy would be.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 14:46 PM   5
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i took my 1 hr test last tuesday. i got a call on wednesday saying my levels were very/extremely elevated. i took the 3 hr test last friday. and i failed that one. i'm due May 6th. so i'm hoping to make it to atleast May 1st. i wanna be a May mom! lol.
tomorrow afternoon i go to meet up with the maternal fetal medicine specialist. they said the diabetic educator was supposed to call to set up an app but havent heard from them yet.
i'm pretty nervous since i didnt have it with my son and it's all new to me.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 15:02 PM   6
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I failed my 3 hour test by one point I had my appt with the nutritionist today and was given my machine with test strips along with a diet to put into effect. I can't help feeling like I did something wrong to cause this but the nutritionist says that it is all hormonal. Im due May 31st



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 15:13 PM   7
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This is a really good idea Emmea12uk, GD is such a shock when you're first diagnosed and it can get you down from time to time so it's nice to have a support thread going for us girlies I have GD, was diagnosed at 27 weeks and was borderline in my GTT. Am coping ok and on metformin but keep getting +++ ketones in my urine for the last 3 weeks and they are asking me if I'm eating enough? Well, probably not! It's a healthy diet but it's hard not to become a bit obsessed with keeping within range, I stress so much about giving my baby too much sugar. Eating more carbs now to try and get rid of them but some things just send my blood sugar mad, i.e. what I'm told to eat, like brown bread! Been told to relax a bit for the next week or so and may need to be put on insulin if I can't eat more and get rid of these ketones. Am 35 weeks now though and think I'll be induced at around 38 weeks, will find out next week fingers crossed, when I have my last growth scan. Good luck to all you ladies, like many of you have said, you feel like a failure and I did for a few weeks but there's nothing anyone can do about it, it's just one of those things. xxx



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 15:16 PM   8
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I definitely feel like I've done something wrong - but rational part of me know's that isn't true. I was a bit overweight when I became pregnant but I have been fairly healthy and when I haven't been it's been because of a need to eat something which doesn't bring on morning sickness which I'm still suffering with occassionally.



 
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i feel like it's my fault. even though i've researched and read how you get it. but the fact that i'm overweight makes me feel bad because i think other people are gonna see me and say "well thats why you have it". no, it's a pregnancy complication. i didnt have it with my son. and i weighed the same. so i KNOW it's not because of my weight.



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 05:27 AM   10
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Originally Posted by MilosMommy7 View Post
i feel like it's my fault. even though i've researched and read how you get it. but the fact that i'm overweight makes me feel bad because i think other people are gonna see me and say "well thats why you have it". no, it's a pregnancy complication. i didnt have it with my son. and i weighed the same. so i KNOW it's not because of my weight.
I feel the same, but almost the other way as I have it and I'm a recovering anorexic.

I wasn't picked up until 35 weeks. My levels are a bit on the high side, but not massively so. It's not really helping me eat sensibly having to tightly think about everything I eat... I know I've lost a little weight this past week which isn't great at 37 weeks, but if I eat 'normally my blood sugar levels are above what they want to see for me.

I've been told that if my bloods are okay I might be 'permitted' to go to full term as I have no signs that the baby is oversized. The only sign that I had GD other than the blood sugar is that I have too much amniotic fluid. The funny thing was, this wasn't picked up at 32 weeks when I went for a scan to see if my placenta had moved (it had!) so I'm not convinced it's actually that much.

I get very angry as part of me blames myself for the GD, and the other half is very annoyed as I know it's partly genetic and partly hormonal and not much I can do about it.

I have to say, I've had b***ger all support from the NHS on what to eat, other than some very silly doctor who hadn't even looked at my notes telling me to 'get my diet under control' which no use unless you give it a context of 'and this is what you should be eating'



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