Hi, bit of a specific question.... So I recently had A really horrible appointment at the hospital, I went for a growth scan at 30 weeks and they started saying how huge the baby was. I’m now having to monitor my blood sugar levels four times today. Is anyone else having to do this? I’ve put myself on a very low GI healthy diet. It includes high protein, lots of fruit and veg, and brown carbohydrates. I.e. brown rice brown pasta and no fun! I have found my fasting bloods are coming back about 4 to 5. And my afternoon all readings are coming back between 7.2 and 5. For those of you who are also doing this? Does this sound like normal sort of range? I don’t get to see the diabetes nurse until the start of September. Of course the size of my baby maybe that of a seven-year-old by that point.
I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy. Anything over a 6.5 2 hours after a meal was classed as high. I had a couple of readings that were a bit higher than that but never had anything higher than a 7.5 so luckily stayed diet controlled throughout my pregnancy. It's so confusing though I could eat exactly the same meal on 2 different occasions and readings would be poles apart. Also my highest reading was caused by stress not anything I'd eaten.
I had the GTT with all of mine and was negative, really good results actually. They were all large babies (10lb+) and I’m measuring three weeks ahead in this pregnancy so looking like another big baby.
Big babies don’t always mean GD... have you tested positive for it or are they bizarrely guessing you have that purely because you’re having a large baby?
I have Type 1 diabetes and was working to the targets Openthetrapdoor describes during pregnancy so yours sound pretty good. A one off reading of 9.1 will have done your baby no harm at all. I have had reading in my 20s caused by stress so that can absolutely affect your readings as can illness, hormones (so basically pregnancy!), heat, having more or less exercise than usual so a lot of thing really! Nb they told me throughout my pregnancy that ds was way over 90th centile, going to be huge, the scan I had a week before he was born put him at nearly 9lb. He weighed 7lb 5oz! So take the growth scans with a pinch of salt!
Thanks everyone. No, my gtt came back that I was borderline but that because I’m fit and healthy that I should be treated as normal. It was only after I had this bloody growth scan. She still only 4lbs. She’s also an ivf baby which do tend to be bigger. I just think the stress caused by the way they are dealing with me is causing more harm.