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July 27th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Super Mommy
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Well, my 3 hour results came back....I failed....

I have to go in Wednesday to discuss my options. This sucks....I eat and drink like I'm supposed to, I do very little snacking, and when I do it's normally baked chips or something reduced fat. I do have my nights where all I want is junk food, but I try to limit it.

I know it's not a death sentence or anything, but I guess things just can't be easy....

What did they do for those of you who failed?

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July 27th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at 17 weeks with Ethan. I was immediately put on insulin because my case was so severe, but most women get put on Metformin, which is a pill not an injection. I then met with a nutritionist who gave me a controlled carbohydrate meal plan. I got used to the change really quickly. If you have any other specific questions I'd be happy to answer them.

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July 27th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Thanks Rebecca.

My mom and grandmother, plus both of my aunts on my mom's side have type 2.

So, I know this doesn't mean I will have it, but am at risk to develop it. I usually do well dieting. I stay in the 120 pound range, exercise a lot, but I went into this pregnancy with baby weight from my first, plus bed rest. Not good when you have cravings.

they want me to exercise, but I don't want to have PTL due to excess movement w/my stitch. So, I'm in a conundrum. But, I'm scared either way my little guy is going to have to come before schedule.

Is this going to mean more u/s to see growth? I'm terrified I'll have to have a c-section. My mom was deathly ill with me when she had hers. Her blood pressure and pulse skyrocketed, then dropped dramatically. They had a team working on her while they were working on me. I guess that has always just stuck with me.

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July 27th, 2009, 10:45 AM
SarahBethsMommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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C-sections have gotten a LOT easier in the past number of years. They are very good at them and it is a lot less traumatic. I hope you do not have to have one, but please know that in case you do. If they decide he must be born early, they will more than likely just start labor (remove the stitch) before they start C-section.

I can tell you that at 31-32 weeks, your son has great chances of a short NICU stay with little complications. It doesn't mean it would be easy to have a preemie and no one wants one, but this late a term preemie is much better than earlier (my daughter was born at 27 weeks with severe IUGR and RDS).

I will spend some time praying that they find a good solution for medications/diet, etc. and that you stay healthy and Kayden stays happy and healthy inside you until he's ready to make an entrance.

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July 27th, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I'm sorry you failed your 3hr. I don't have any advice, but I am thinking of you.

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July 27th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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I had gd for 3 of my 4 pregnancies. I first had it with Owen, my 2nd and first baby after my stillborn son. I had to go to a clinic weekly for testing and saw an Endocrinologist, nutritionist, high risk ob and a few nurses for my bio physical and nst and then bi weekly ultrasounds or weekly ones if needed. They were checking the growth of the baby and the placenta (that could have been because Jake had a tiny placenta). I was put on insulin right away and had to keep upping the dose after testing each morning. I freaked out when I found out and it felt like it was another horrible obstacle to an already stressful and scary pregnancy. After a few days I was better and adjusted to the new diet without too many issues, I did lose weight which is normal and then gained a normal weight when they let me up my protein. They will watch you more closely because of the complications that can come up and I doubt they will let you go over your due date. I was induced early with each sub pregnancy. I only had to have a c-section with my last because the baby refused to turn after my ob tried a few times. My section was not a horrible experience just very different then having the baby vaginally.
How are you doing with the gd? Or do you have type 2?

Owen, Avery, Samantha and forever missing Jake born still 08/01/99.

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