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With all my babies I have been borderline GD and had to diet and test. I refused the glucos test this pregnancy but I feel "wrong" an hour after having a lot of suger and so am putting myself on a more restricted diet and testing my blood first AM and then 2 hours after meals. I want to log all my food and such and bring that to midwife this wednesday. I am scared though that if she says I do have GD that it will make it impossible for me to have a home birth. I am scared to even call her and ask what she thinks too high levels should be for me. Advice?<br><br>
My daughter was born on her due date, on her own, 8.5lbs. She did spend one week in the NICU because she was not breathing just perfectly and they did not know why, it went away on it's own.<br><br>
Surro baby 1 was perfect 7.2 no issues. (2 weeks early induced)<br>
Surro baby 2 was perfect 7.7 no issues. (2 weeks early induced)<br><br>
And DS was 7.7 and came on his own unexpectedly 2 weeks early and perfect!<br><br>
Also , after my appointment with Midwife I agreed to go get an ultra sound after all just to make sure all is well. With all the stress and being so sick the midwife said she would feel better if I did get one. I do not want to know if baby is a boy or girl but I think the midwife might be right about this. sooooooo<br><br>
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i wish i had good answers for you.<br><br>
It is my understanding that most HB have thier own standards, and that they are flexiable and situational dependant.<br><br>
I do, however, know form working with (quote, unquote) my CNM in my first birth -- being anxious about talking to your HCP is a bad bad feeling.<br><br>
How about a slow start --<br><br>
1. I have been feeling odd the past few weeks, seems to be connected to eating, but i am not sure. this is how i feel........<br><br>
then let teh MW take it from there<br><br>
2. here is a list of what i have been eating, does it seem right? or ok? or what would you suggest.<br><br>
let MW take it fromt here, in light of comment one she might have something to say<br><br>
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My midwives and I had talked about GD early on and they said their standards are different than a doc's. For instance, they wouldn't automatically call it GD and if it was truly workable with diet, they wouldn't risk me out. If it was true GD and dangerous, yes, but not if all I needed to do was change my diet.<br><br>
I would definitely talk to her even though you're nervous.
 

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not from your birth club. Notice your post on the new posts search.<br><br>
Anyway, my mw never test for GD. my old mw could tell by looking at your skin. They both say its manageable by diet.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I think the blood sugar test guidelines don't vary from person to person. In my class, all the ladies were given different meal plans, but our numbers had to be within the same ranges.<br><br>
Here are the numbers you want to see:<br><br>
Fasting (Morning before Breakfast) 60-95<br>
2 Hours after Meals: 60-120
 

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I am starting tot hink my icky feelings must be something else as I tested myself 2 hours after having a full normal candy car and the results where 116 at the two hour and I felt fine!
 
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