Can i Prevent GD in my 2nd pregnance?

Alisha - posted on 08/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I had GD in my first pregnance i am very worried i will have them again. my first child was born at 31weeks! Im also worried bout that happening again i know why i went into preterm labor with my daughter. an me having GD was really a blessing then cuz te drs was expecting a 2pound baby and thy got a 4pound baby. it helped her fight threw it and get better quick. how can i keep myself from geting GD again? and how likely is it that i will get it again?

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Krista - posted on 08/25/2012

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It's VERY hard to avoid GD in a second pregnancy if you had it with your first. However, this time you will be better prepared, which helps. Start out on the right foot by eating as though you already have GD -- no sweets, watch your carb intake, and eat lots of lean protein and vegetables. I would make an appointment very early on with your doctor, and work with him or her to make sure that you are eating enough to gain the appropriate amount of weight, while still eating in the right way to control your glucose levels.

Alisha - posted on 08/25/2012

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im already pregnant! sorry gess i left that part out i am 7weeks pregnant now!

it wasnt planned so i didnt go to the dr before hand an prepare for it. i am not over weight i know its commen in over weight ppl bt i am under weight i am 22yr old an weigh 97 2yrs after having my daughter.

Firebird - posted on 08/25/2012

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Speaking with a doctor and a dietician before you get pregnant again would be your best bet to get the answers you're looking for.

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