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Failed 3 hour glucose test.... lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12

Got my results earlier today and I failed. Im being referred to a specialist and my appointment is on the 29th at 1:15. Not exactly sure what is going to happen, all I know is I will be seeing the nurse on the first visit.

Meggan Wilson 1 child; Ayr, United Kingdom 156 posts
23rd Aug '12

im the same got my results today and failed mine too iv got hospital tomorow so i find out wat happens i had a asap test cause im 31+4 hope all works out for you

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Meggan Wilson:" im the same got my results today and failed mine too iv got hospital tomorow so i find out wat happens i had a asap test cause im 31+4 hope all works out for you"

Why did u have ur test so late? Im guessing they will give me a list of what i can and cant have, maybe have to check my own sugar...and of course i hope to find out what they will do birth wise... i feel like its probably going to result in a c section.

Meggan Wilson 1 child; Ayr, United Kingdom 156 posts
23rd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Why did u have ur test so late? Im guessing they will give me a list of what i can and cant have, maybe ... [snip!] ... of course i hope to find out what they will do birth wise... i feel like its probably going to result in a c section."</blockquote>



i was seeing a diffrent m/w everytime as mine was off so it got missed but at my last m/w appointment she sent me for a asap one because he was so big i know iv to get a monitor to check my sugar levels but thts all i know so far just wondering wat there gona do about the birth too

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Meggan Wilson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Why did u have ur test so late? Im guessing they ... [snip!] ... iv to get a monitor to check my sugar levels but thts all i know so far just wondering wat there gona do about the birth too"

Well, i know that our body's are made for this but i also read that the head may be too big to pass through the birth canal and even if it gets through, the shoulders can get stuck(there was a word for it but i cant remember it) and so basically it results in a c section. Which if thats what has to happen then im fine with it because i dont know what her to get stuck, it would turn into a emergency c section anyways. I go for a 3d ultrasound on tuesday and also get my normal check up so I hope i can be told what their estimated guess is right now for her weight...at 18w4d they said 9 oz.

Meggan Wilson 1 child; Ayr, United Kingdom 156 posts
23rd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Well, i know that our body's are made for this but i also read that the head may be too big to pass through ... [snip!] ... my normal check up so I hope i can be told what their estimated guess is right now for her weight...at 18w4d they said 9 oz."</blockquote>



yeah iv got a scan on monday because i have partial placenta previa and a growth scan cause hes above the 95th centile with measurements 3 weeks ahead at my 19+5 scan he weight just over 14oz so i could possibly be getting a c-section anyway so im not fussed that way either

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Meggan Wilson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Well, i know that our body's are made for this ... [snip!] ... at my 19+5 scan he weight just over 14oz so i could possibly be getting a c-section anyway so im not fussed that way either"

Yeah i know their guess could be off but im not going to aruge if they tell me c section is what has to happen. Its crazy though because before i even knew what i was having, i have felt like i was either going to be induced or have a c section. An that just might happen. Not only do i have GD, im also anemic and have high blood pressure(had high bp before pregnancy)

Meggan Wilson 1 child; Ayr, United Kingdom 156 posts
23rd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Yeah i know their guess could be off but im not going to aruge if they tell me c section is what has ... [snip!] ... An that just might happen. Not only do i have GD, im also anemic and have high blood pressure(had high bp before pregnancy)"</blockquote>




yeah its what evers best for the wee ones if a section just means well get to see them a lil early which im happy with i cant wait to meet my lil man so with you having both there could b a gd chance of a section for u

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Meggan Wilson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lucilou:</b>" Yeah i know their guess could be off but im not ... [snip!] ... early which im happy with i cant wait to meet my lil man so with you having both there could b a gd chance of a section for u"

I cant wait to see my lil girl! An yeah, i know. Ive been having to keep track of my blood pressure ever since my first baby doc appointment and also take med for it. An sometimes its still high. I get swelling in my hands in feet as well... next thing to happen with probably be pre E lol it would be just my luck

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
23rd Aug '12

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes around 23 weeks. There is no reason that you will need a C section as long as you control your sugar, the reason babies get so big that the mother needs a c section is because of uncontrolled gestational diabetes. I have to check my sugar 4 times a day, eat a better diet that involves carbs only from whole grains or fruits and vegetables. I had a sonogram a couple weeks after being diagnosed and my son was measuring in the 90th percentile, I was put on Glyburide and 4 weeks later he was back to the 50th percentile so with yours being caught this early you have plenty of time to control your sugar. The other issue with it is that it can cause your baby to have low blood sugar after birth and he/she will have to be kept in the nursery to be given sugar water.
Also yes having gestational diabetes can cause you to develop pre e but that is not set in stone, I have had high blood pressure my entire pregnancy but it is consistently around 135/80 and still I have no traces of protein in my urine or any other symptoms of pre e.
Gestational diabetes is indeed a bit of a pain to deal with but its honestly not as bad as it first seems and you will be able to control it and avoid all of the issues that can come from it.

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Deanna Arntzen:" I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes around 23 weeks. There is no reason that you will need a C ... [snip!] ... honestly not as bad as it first seems and you will be able to control it and avoid all of the issues that can come from it. "

Thank you. I dont know much about it. I read a little bit and that was it. I havent been to the doctor yet...Ill see my ob tuesday for reg check up and 3d ultrasound so im sure he will mention what he thinks and im not sure whats going to happen at the specialist. As far as i know, first visit is just with the nurse. Im not sure how elevated my sugar was. I only remember one of them being 81. The rest were over normal, obviously. Just feels like its one thing after another so it will not surprise me if anything gets worse. So, if my baby does have to be in nursery for sugar water, does that mean i wont get to breast feed is she is not with me?

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
23rd Aug '12

You would still breast feed just not until they stabilize her blood sugar. 81 would be your fasting number which is good they want it to be under 90.

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting Deanna Arntzen:" You would still breast feed just not until they stabilize her blood sugar. 81 would be your fasting number which is good they want it to be under 90."

Could that take awhile though? An yeah, the others were high though. I forget the numbers. Im just ready for it to all be over.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
24th Aug '12

I had a big baby, no gestational diabetes either. My daughter was 9lbs7oz. She got stuck and so they had to wheel me in the O.R. for an emergency c-section. In a last-ditch effort, they were able to successfully deliver DD via episiotomy/forceps. Just throwing that out there if you're scared of having a big baby and really want to try to avoid surgery maybe you could consider forceps or other methods

lucilou 1 child; Indiana 476 posts
24th Aug '12

Quoting NevviesMom:" I had a big baby, no gestational diabetes either. My daughter was 9lbs7oz. She got stuck and so they ... [snip!] ... if you're scared of having a big baby and really want to try to avoid surgery maybe you could consider forceps or other methods"
Yeah, im afraid they wont make the decision to do c section and then she will get stuck. Id rather know its a c section rather than worry about her getting stuck and then it having to me an emergency, thats just scares me. Will i be watched more to see how big shes getting?