Posts: 15 | Joined: 27th Oct 06
Hi There, I've just posted a new thread before I spotted yours, sorry. I'm gestational diabetic, discovered quite early on as opposed to the usual at 28 wk bloods. My glucose levels have been heading upwards despite increased insulin dosages and maximising diet etc. I'm huge for 26 weeks, and next week I have the first of my fortnightly scans to check for fetal size and development etc. It's constantly on my mind, like every time I test my blood 5 times a day, and everytime I eat. I've craved ice cream and chocolate for weeks now, but cannot touch the stuff as I am so concerned about the effects on my blood levels. I am hoping and praying that all will be well with my baby and that I do not keep diabetes after the birth (no offence meant to those who are diabetic prior to pregnancy).
My biggest fear at the moment, is wanting to go full term and wanting a natural labour if possible, and knowing diabetic mums usually are induced weeks beforehand and usually c section.
I really want to enjoy this pregnancy (my first) but sometimes I just cry and cry. I go the hospital every week for checks, so they keep an eye on me and a tight reign! Oh for a lazy pregnancy. . . .
Regardless, trying to keep the chin up and am looking forward to the big cake I'm going to eat on my birthday next week, which is my one-off treat !!!