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name is rachel. expecting baby boy #3 in june. just took my gestational diabetes 1hr test yesterday, and failed it with flying colors. which i found odd because i didn't have it with the other two. my numbers came back to 190 and the nurse said anything of 200 is an automatic diagnosis?
so now on monday i get to participate in the three hour testing and i'm seriously looking forward to it but at least it gives me a chance to catch up on some crocheting.
but the prospect of potentially having GD isn't as alarming to me as i thought it would. i think because in theory it should be easy to manage and odds are it will go away after delivery that is making me not stress out like i probably should.
the one thing i am worried about is having yet another large baby. although i didn't have GD before, my first son was 10lbs 3oz when he was born. so i'd like to avoid that again
If you had a 10lb baby, you likely had borderline GD and didn't know it - sometimes it shows up late. But either way, not having GD in previous pregnancies really doesn't have anything to do with you having it now. The placenta is what is causing the problem, and every baby has their own.
With your test result being 190, I am sad to say, your 3 hour test is really a formality. But I am delighted with how you are handling things. You are correct, this is manageable, very manageable. A small percentage of women will need medication or even insulin at the end of the pregnancy, but most just need to adjust their diet.
I'm a type 2 diabetic, I was diagnosed in my firt pregnancy. My diabetes is mild normally, sometimes nonexistent, but during pregnancy it is very very very severe. I needed an insulin pump and huge doses of insulin and I had to follow a special diet, and it all worked great, my son is now 4 and as we speak, actively stalling bedtime. It was hard not having juice in the morning and I really really missed having milk whenever I wanted it, but I had cake on my birthday and was never ever hungry. It turned out to be so much less harder than I thought it would be.
And I think you'll find that by being on the diet, you will have a smaller baby. My son was a few weeks early (for unrelated reasons) and he weighed in at 6lbs 3 oz. Had he been born at 40 weeks, he probably would have been around 7 pounds.