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Old Mar 22nd, 2018, 03:11 AM   1
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32 weeks....one thing after another 😢


Sorry for the moaning that is about to come but I am so fed up......

I've had to inject Tinzaparin twice a day since 26 weeks and take daily aspirin. I know why and I know it's to keep us safe but I am someone who seriously considers the risks of taking a paracetamol when I have a headache!

I had a fall 2 and a half weeks ago on the ice and pulls my side really bad, so still in pain with that.

I have severe health anxiety and am really struggling with worry. I am getting CBT but I've declined meds so far.

Yesterday I had a scan and they said baby is measuring big, so they are repeating my glucose tolerance test. My hubby is type 1 so I've tested myself and it's high so I know I'm going to be diagnosed with GD.

I'm constipated and have a fissure which bleeds and is sore when I go 😢...I just feel so overwhelmed by it all 😢😢



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2018, 04:53 AM   2
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Im totally with you on this, im 32 weeks too and totally had enough. This is my 3rd so you would think I would be use to it by now, but im older (39) and struggling with the tiredness so much.

Im still working full time, got a 5 and 3 year old at home and got a partner who is pissing me right off (that's another story).

My feel are constantly throbbing and my ankles are all swollen. Im on the 97th centile at all my growth scans. Im badly constipated. I cant sleep without getting pains in my hips. I now have slight SPD which is horrendous in the mornings.

Im not sleeping well so by the time I get home from work im biting the kids heads off because im so tired.

I just keep trying to focus and know that the end is in sight.

Im not planning on finishing work until 38 weeks but they said at my next scan on 4th April, if she is still on the 97th centile, they will discuss inducing me at 37, so at the minute im playing it by here.

Just keep thinking to yourself, your on the home stretch now, and before you know it your baby will be in your arms and it will all be worth it.

Good luck xx



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2018, 13:02 PM   3
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I feel you I have SPD, Anaemia, baby measuring big (potentially need GD test bleugh) and can't sleep due to restless leg and ribs cramping up

I am more than grateful to be pregnant but also fed up as hell lol

I hope things get better for you soon and you don't have GD xx



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2018, 09:19 AM   4
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Oh I feel you so much

I have such terrible health anxiety that I spent the majority of my pregnancy in an anxiety attack. This pregnancy was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve ever done- I’d rather go through labor again 10X than feel the constant anxiety again.

I had GD, but it honestly wasn’t as bad as I expected to manage. I also had hypertension due to the anxiety (always normal at home, unless I was having a panic attack... and I’d get up as far as 160/100 from panic attacks). Only reason I’m telling you these things is because although I felt like I never would, I made it through, and you will too.

I seriously know how you feel.

If you have a smartphone or tablet (I have an iPhone), I found guided meditation apps (specifically “calm” and “expecting”) to be helpful. It wasn’t easy; in fact it took me practicing the whole pregnancy to be able to start feeling calmer during sessions. But the practicing DID help in retrospect.



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2018, 16:35 PM   5
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Lou I’m 33.5 wks and I totally understand where you’re coming from.

I feel like every other pregnant woman I know (in person) has had a super easy pregnancy. Most friends have mild MS and one has had spd but was able to be signed off work early for it and hasn’t had to be on her feet too much.

I have had HG, early diagnosed GD, nausea getting worse in 3rd tri again, super low iron, baby measuring big, and now I’ll be on insulin so 3 different appointments every week with OB/MW/scans/NSTs etc. I feel so utterly complicated and my life feels sooo very stressful because of it.

Hopefully your GD will stay diet controlled but honestly even that is difficult. You need to carefully plan your entire days meals, and when you can exercise, almost all the time. Yes you are still allowed to treat yourself every once in a while, but honestly I find it completely consuming of all my thoughts almost all day long. It will keep you from gaining weight in your last trimester at least so you won’t have a lot to lose when the baby is born, other than that it really sucks. Only 8 more weeks mama xx And if you do have GD and baby is big maybe only 6 more weeks!

All that to say I’m sorry and I commiserate with you and you can totally complain here.

I don’t think complaining about it being difficult negates the fact that we are all so grateful to be hopefully bringing home healthy babies soon after being able to carry them for 9 months xx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2018, 02:16 AM   6
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I'm another trouble maker! Pregnancy makes my heart funny, I skip beats and my pulse races so I've got to have an echo and 24hr ecg next week. My BP was also creeping up so I have twice weekly checks and just started on hypertensives which are making me feel headachey and exhausted.
I've been sick almost every day of the whole pregnancy, and it's ramping up again a bit now so that it's often multiple times.
Some people really have it easier than others don't they!!
I can't wait to get this little guy out, then I'm done with babies!
Hope everyone is doing OK, and not getting too down.



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2018, 06:29 AM   7
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So sorry to hear everyone's problems �� the midwife has just called and told me I have GD. My fasting level was 5.6....should have been 5.5 or lower. After 2 hours it's was within normal range but because of the fasting one I have to see the diabetic team and change consultants. I'm so scared and fed up ��



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2018, 00:31 AM   8
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Sadako do they ever tell you why pregnancy makes your heart go wonky? I feel like I have a bit of that too.

Lou I’m so sorry. My fasting are high so I have to go on insulin but yours are so borderline I hope you get them down with the advice from the diabetes team. They will most likely tell you to try different things for your bedtime snack... the only thing that has worked to keep mine down (like a 5.4 opposed to 5.8) has been a few bites of almond butter and 1/3 cup of vanilla ice cream at 10pm and waking at 6am for my fasting test and breakfast. So weird but it works. But 5.4 is still too high so insulin it is. Maybe give that trick a try and see how you do in the morning. They will give you a blood sugar meter to test your glucose levels at your diabetic team meeting.

Try not to be scared — with your after meals being fine and your fasting so borderline you probably will be able to get it down with a bedtime snack. Pricking your finger is annoying and hurts a bit but not really anything to be scared about. Although I will say, when I had to do it for the first time in my first pregnancy, I almost fainted. Lol. Obviously the anxiety is there for the unknown but once you’re used to is it’ll just be old hat and not scary at all.

And I’m not sure how they do it where you are but if you can get good control over your sugars by diet and exercise and not need meds then it doesn’t change your birth plan at all (at least where I am). Because I will be on insulin that changes things tons but I doubt you’ll have to! They should give you 2 weeks to try to get your levels under control before recommending meds. I’m here to talk if you need!!



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2018, 06:18 AM   9
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Nope, they did the same last time, investigated and the consultant just said it was "pregnancy related" and that was that. Don't know why they're bothering this time really, I'm sure it'll be the same.



 
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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 17:32 PM   10
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Lou I'm so sorry to hear about your GD results. It is frustrating when it is borderline like that and you're forced to be diagnosed with GD. I've always skipped the 1 hour test and went straight to the fasting test by my choice. My midwife allowed it thankfully. I've never been diagnosed with GD but I genetically have big babies so I can completely understand where you're coming from there. It is scary not knowing how big the baby will be when it's born. My first was so big that I spent 2.5 hours pushing her out. I was very close to a c-section. If I ever had a baby bigger than her I doubt I'd be able to have a vaginal birth and surgery scares the crap out of me. Thankfully my other babies came early but they were still large for gestational age. Had my sons (born at 35 and 37 weeks) went to full term they would have been about 10/11 lbs and now they're telling me that this one - also a boy - is going to be my biggest yet!

My last pregnancy was horrid. I went straight from HG for 20 weeks to SPD at about 21/22 weeks and was miserable by 26 weeks. While everyone else in my pregnancy group was enjoying zipping through their pregnancies, I couldn't wait for my baby to come. I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios at 30 weeks which explains why I was so miserable so early. I was retaining fluid in my body and blew up like a balloon. My feet were so swollen I could barely walk. My hands were so swollen I couldn't even wear my wedding ring. I kept getting UTIs from the pressure of my enlarged uterus against my bladder. Thankfully I ended up giving birth at 35 weeks (measuring 41 weeks due to polyhydramnios) because I honestly didn't know how much more I could take being that heavy and huge.

I'm hoping I won't have to go through that again. I did have HG again for 20 weeks this time but my scan so far showed normal fluid levels, however baby was measuring 2 weeks ahead. I'm getting a follow up ultrasound in 6 weeks to recheck my fluid levels and keep track of baby's weight gain.



 
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