I'm not sure if there is already a thread about this, but I am 31 weeks pregnant and I failed the pre-screening at my doctor's office yesterday. So tomorrow I have to go and take the three hour screening to see if I actually have it. Does anyone else have anything like this going on? If so did things change drastically for you after you were diagnosed ? I'm feeling a little nervous...
I failed the fist test bad enough that they didn't even let me do the second test. I received a blood glucose tester and met with a dietician once. After that I had to test 4 times a day and report my numbers back to them once a week. I am able to manage it with diet and exercise alone. Meaning I cut the carbs back and most extra sugar and walk on my treadmill 2-3 times a day after meals for about 10 min each time. With these changes my numbers have stayed exceptionally good and now I no longer have to test every day only about 3 times a week and I only contact the dietician if I am seeing a problem. I really don't anticipate any issues and my pregnancy is continuing as if I don't have gestational diabetes. Not everyone will be as lucky as it is hormones that make it more difficult to manage your levels but for me it hasn't been too much trouble. I should also mention I am really not surprised with this diagnosis as both my parents are insulin dependent diabetics so the writing was kind of on the wall. oh well I should eat healthy and exercise while pregnant anyways. Best of luck! And just because you failed the first one doesn't mean you will fail the next test. I didn't with my first pregnancy 6 years ago.
Yeah, same happened here! I am seeing an endocrinologist and dietician on Monday. "Lucky" me.... but really I spoke with my friend who is a nutritionalist (dietician) and she gave some good pointers to me. fun fun... hoping I can still plan for my home birth
As long as your numbers stay good I don't see why a home birth will be an issue. My midwife is still seeing me and hasn't referred me out to anyone else because it is just diet controlled. The key is to spread your carbs out over 6 smaller meals a day instead of 3 big meals. Eat lots of fiber and protein as well. It is not fun and I feel a bit ripped off for not being able to eat everything I want while pregnant but like I said probably eating healthy is for the best anyways and the exercise is actually making me feel pretty good and keeping the swelling down. My last baby was only 6lbs 6oz so really don't anticipate a much larger baby this time either. I am not measuring big at this point and weight gain has only been about 20lbs so far and I am 35 weeks. All the best to you!