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September 11th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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The risk of gestational diabetes is higher. They usually don't test until 28 weeks though because that's when it is most likely to occur. The risk of high blood pressure is also a bit higher but they monitor that everytime you go in anyway. The thing that I had the most problem with was the pressure on my ankles and feet with the added weight of pregnancy, but that didn't occur until the last couple of months. I had a lot of swelling in my feet and legs those last two months. I did have gestational diabetes but didn't have to take insulin. It was controlled with diet (it's basically carb counting- you can still eat as many calories, fats, etc as you want as long as you limit your carbs). There shouldn't be too manyweight-related issues this early in your pregnancy.

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