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Natasha - posted on 02/27/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My name is Natasha. I have a 2 1/2 yr old girl named Autumn Lilly, and I am expecting another little girl April 19th which we are naming Danika Riley. This pregnancy has been pretty uneventful for me besides being GD. My last pregnancy was much more eventful due to preterm labor at 23 weeks (due to a short cervix), being GD, and being 4 cm dilated for the duration of my pregnancy until I delivered at 36 weeks. It was a very fast and spontaneous labor lasting about 20 min total... I lucked out! Autumn was born very healthy at 6lbs 6 oz. The only "abnormality" was a tad bit of jaundice. I EBF her and started to wean her off at 11 months. This pregnancy I have been fortunate enough to not have any such complications as I did in my last. I will be induced between 36-38 weeks though because of the GD. (I am 33 weeks now!!) SO the ending is very near for me!!! I plan to EBF this time also.. oh and I had no pain meds while delivering Autumn... I went o'natural (but that wasn't by choice because of how fast everything happened), but I plan to try o'natural again because if I did it once I can do it again!

Anyway, enough about me.. looking forward to getting to know you all!!

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Selena - posted on 03/02/2009

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Well I hope that long term diabetes is not the case for you. Its amazing how much a pregnancy can change our bodies.



I ran out of test strips the other day and am wondering if I need to get a long enough supply for the additional 6 weeks, but I don't think I will. I have eaten not-so-good foods and my sugars have been in normal range or only slightly higher, so I am hoping I will be fine after I deliver. Now I just need this baby to stay put for another 1-2 weeks:)

Natasha - posted on 03/02/2009

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Quoting Selena:



Wow. Your previous pregnancy is very much like my current one. I am so glad things are better for you this time around. Congratulations :)






Did your doc say anything about the GD after your baby arrives? One of my high risk docs said that I have to watch it for 6 weeks postpartum. I read so many things that said once the placenta is over, thats it.  I can understand being cautious, but 6 weeks?





Thanks! Its been nice to be at home the whole pregnancy this time and not have the stress.

As for the GD, generally once the placenta is out it IS over. But when your in the hospital postpartum they will test you and baby a few times to make sure it actually IS gone! With my fist, I didn't have to keep testing until 6 weeks pp.. that seams a little outragious to me.. expecially that your only diet controlled. Maybe your doc means you dont have to KEEP testing your sugars.. you just have to go in at 6 weeks pp and drink that nasty crap again and see if it has gone away. This would make sence to me because that is general procedure here. As for me though, because I have been having dificulties regulating my sugars this pregnancy.. and having it my last pregnancy, they are going to monitor me a little more. Meaning I will stil have to test my sugars regularly after the baby arrives. They suspect that it wont go away this time and that I have developed long term diabetes.

Natasha - posted on 03/02/2009

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Quoting Selena:



Wow. Your previous pregnancy is very much like my current one. I am so glad things are better for you this time around. Congratulations :)






Did your doc say anything about the GD after your baby arrives? One of my high risk docs said that I have to watch it for 6 weeks postpartum. I read so many things that said once the placenta is over, thats it.  I can understand being cautious, but 6 weeks?





Thanks! Its been nice to be at home the whole pregnancy this time and not have the stress.

As for the GD, generally once the placenta is out it IS over. But when your in the hospital postpartum they will test you and baby a few times to make sure it actually IS gone! With my fist, I didn't have to keep testing until 6 weeks pp.. that seams a little outragious to me.. expecially that your only diet controlled. Maybe your doc means you dont have to KEEP testing your sugars.. you just have to go in at 6 weeks pp and drink that nasty crap again and see if it has gone away. This would make sence to me because that is general procedure here. As for me though, because I have been having dificulties regulating my sugars this pregnancy.. and having it my last pregnancy, they are going to monitor me a little more. Meaning I will stil have to test my sugars regularly after the baby arrives. They suspect that it wont go away this time and that I have developed long term diabetes.

Selena - posted on 03/02/2009

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Wow. Your previous pregnancy is very much like my current one. I am so glad things are better for you this time around. Congratulations :)



Did your doc say anything about the GD after your baby arrives? One of my high risk docs said that I have to watch it for 6 weeks postpartum. I read so many things that said once the placenta is over, thats it.  I can understand being cautious, but 6 weeks?

Natasha - posted on 02/27/2009

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Hello and welcome! Oh, I would love to talk to you! I am pregnant for the 6th time with 3 living children. I had my first child at 39w, my second at 39w2d, my 3rd at 36w3d after being on bedrest since 20 weeks. We found I began to dilate at that point. I am now 34w6d pg and have been on bedrest since 23 weeks. I was on bedrest at home for 5 weeks, then in the hospital for 4 weeks and have been home (on bedrest since 32w). I am dilated and have preterm labor issues (contractions). I am on meds and hoping to get another 1-2 weeks further. I am assuming this baby is going to arrive quickly and am a little nervous about that :) 






Did you receive steroids for Autumn? Were you hospitalized at all during the pregnancy? Do you have a cerclage this time? Sorry for all the questions :)






My 36 weeker had slight jaundice, but came home with me after the 'normal' 2 night stay too :) I received steroids, was on Procardia and Progesterone injections (same as this pregnancy). But I am having many more difficulties this time around.






I also have GD. This is a first for me. Its all diet controlled, no insulin. You?






Good luck!!!





At around 23 weeks I was complaining of back aches so my OB decided to check me. She then told me I was shortened and dialated 2 cm! I was in complete shock because I had felt completly "normal" other then the back pain. Anyway, she imediately admitted me to the hospital and I was there for 4 weeks and recieved the steroid shots and was on Procardia and Progesterone injections as well. I also had weekly NST's and weekly ultrasounds. Then they sent me home on strict bedrest around 27/28 weeks and I was 4cm dialated the rest of my pregnancy. I still came in for ultrasounds but they were reduced to Bi-weekly.

I do not have a cerclage this time because there is no evidance of shortaning or dialation (my doc has been checking me since 23 weeks because I was worried about it)

My GD is too uncoperative so I am on 14 units of insulin before each meal (3 times a day) and I test before and after meals (6 times a day).

Im sorry you have had so much trouble! I couldn't deal with that! But your almost done!!

Selena - posted on 02/27/2009

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Hello and welcome! Oh, I would love to talk to you! I am pregnant for the 6th time with 3 living children. I had my first child at 39w, my second at 39w2d, my 3rd at 36w3d after being on bedrest since 20 weeks. We found I began to dilate at that point. I am now 34w6d pg and have been on bedrest since 23 weeks. I was on bedrest at home for 5 weeks, then in the hospital for 4 weeks and have been home (on bedrest since 32w). I am dilated and have preterm labor issues (contractions). I am on meds and hoping to get another 1-2 weeks further. I am assuming this baby is going to arrive quickly and am a little nervous about that :) 



Did you receive steroids for Autumn? Were you hospitalized at all during the pregnancy? Do you have a cerclage this time? Sorry for all the questions :)



My 36 weeker had slight jaundice, but came home with me after the 'normal' 2 night stay too :) I received steroids, was on Procardia and Progesterone injections (same as this pregnancy). But I am having many more difficulties this time around.



I also have GD. This is a first for me. Its all diet controlled, no insulin. You?



Good luck!!!

Ruby - posted on 02/27/2009

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I just found this app. too... My name is Ruby and i'm pregnant with my 1st baby. We (me and my hubby) are really excited. We got married last may and found out we were preggo 2 months later and as we have been together for 7 years we were very very happy. I think as far as medicaly goes this has been a very good pregnancy no complication at all. but really I'm so done being pg. LOL I can't beleive how uncomfortable I am all the time. But i'm 34 weeks so I'm petty close. I don't think I can go natural I'm pretty terrified of the whole labour thing so I am deffinatly open to drugs, but I think its great that you were natural and are going to try to with this one too I wish I was brave enough. Anyways good luck.

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