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SJPfan Thu 23-Oct-08 19:25:17

Hi All,

I'm 30+2, I had pains a few weeks ago, went to the hospital and they didn't know what was causing them. I was booked in for a scan last Friday and they have found that I have too much fluid, also they said that bub is on the larger end of the size charts and along with my constant heartburn they now suspect diabetes,the tests for this are booked for Monday. Also this week I've found out that I'm anaemic!

I've had a really smooth pregnacy until now and now I can't stop worrying, esp when the consultant has said that I will probably not make my due date. I'm booked for another scan on the 14th and she will discuss this further.

We've been through an EP and this is an IVF baby and can't help think that I've done something to cause this. I've really tried to eat and drink what I'm supposed to etc, and now wonder what I should have done differently.

Sorry this is a bit of an essay!! Is/Has anyone had similiar experiences? Is there anything I can do to reduce the anaemia etc?

Clara x

No1GruffaloHunter Thu 23-Oct-08 19:31:38

SJPfan I'm not in your position but wanted to reassure you that this is nothing you've done just (bad) luck. I also had to have IVF and it certainly means you are well informed and do the very best you can for your baby, which I'm sure you have.

Your consultant sounds like hes taking good care of you and you will be well monitored to make sure your baby is well. If they can identify any problems then they can treat you properly. Also if baby is a little early but well and a good size all will be fine.

Best of luck.

Tee2072 Thu 23-Oct-08 19:51:58

you didn't do anything to cause it. Gestational Diabetes is very common. You will simple have to watch what you eat for the last few weeks of your pregnancy. If they do deliver you early it will be because the baby is big enough. GD babies (and diabetes babies in general) tend to be on the big size.

I have Type II diabetes and am just 4+6, but if you have any questions, just ask!

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