I'm 35 weeks pg and found out a week or so ago that my one hour glucose level(I had to go in for the test) was a little elevated. I have been planning on UCing the whole time and my husband has also finally come to terms with that too. We are both pretty excited/slightly nervous about it, as no one here really seems to understand UC and its something at least I feel I will be fulfilled with, considering my previous 3 hospital births.
But now with my blood sugar levels, which I have easily been able to ''control'' with diet (no sugar, duh, and no white flour, duh again), I'm still wondering.........Are the chances really that much greater for complications during birth? What kinds of things can happen because of having it? I feel like Im worrying pointlessly and just need to trust in my body and God that everything will go fine. Has anyone UCed with these so called ''elevated blood sugar levels''? Is there anything special I should be researching about the subject?
I was tested for the same thing the last time I was pg. The reason being I had such a large belly measurement. Im 23, then I was 22, and BMI was ok, tho this time Im told its a bit high(I never got rid of enough of those extra pounds from my last pregnancy). But then the funny thing is, tho I was measuring supposedly ''big'' this time, 3 weeks later the care taker switched and I was 1cm less than the last time. Im not so convinced its the babys position now that would bring about such a difference-it was obvious in my last pg that he was really sticking his bum out far, but this time this baby feels smaller. (the lady who was doing my prenatals was a sub. She measured and said, hey thats not right, it cant be smaller than last time, so measured much more loosely to get a bigger number. Then the lady changed, and this new one, who is a summer sub too, didnt even think about it twice that she measured 1cm smaller than her co-worker did 3 weeks before) Im kinda upset with the system here-everyone does things differently, in their own way. I never would have started prenatals if it wasnt for something that happened in the beginning of this pg. Next time Im on my own!
Thanks for listening, helping and letting me vent a little:)
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