Mums with gestational diabetes how heavy were your babies??

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Just wondering how heavy were some of the babies who's mothers had gestational diabetes??


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Nicole - posted on 03/10/2010




My daughter was 7 lbs 5 oz but she was 3 weeks early. the said that it looked like her abdomen was going to be bigger than normal so the did a c section and she was a helthy normal looking baby.

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Thanks everyone for your input, Its so good to hear how much the weight still depends on Other factors and not just the GDM. I am pregnant with my 3rd baby and this is the 2nd with GDM. So i have a fairly good idea on what i am in for. I am on insulin, but only at night. And i am supposed to be following the strict diet but its just been trial and error to find otu what i can and can not eat. Fruit doesn't affect me and neither does simple sugars the problem i have is with the carbs but only the simple carbs, If i eat whole grain bread i am fine but the minute i go near white bread i can feel my sugars going through the roof. LOL but i'm not finding it all that hard to control any of this as i don't much like white bread or most of the food i shouldnt eat. I have to check by blood sugars 1st thing in the morning (which is where i am having problems) then 2 hrs after every meal ( breakfast,lunch,dinner) and they are all fine. i do have the occasionally higher reading ( not extreem but high enough the Dr get annoyed with it) But i know to either no teat what ever it was or make it a smaller portion.

I am just wondering now if anyone else has the same issues where throughout the day they are doing well but of a morning after they just wake they have problems?

Sara - posted on 03/08/2010




My daughter was 8lbs 15 ounces and I was induced at 39 weeks. I had to take injections of insulin as well as be on a strict diet due to my GD.

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9 lbs 9 oz, and he was 1 week early, but he was 21 3/4 inches long. While he was big, he wasn't fat at all (he was actually a little thin). I did keep my blood sugar at perfect levels during my pregnancy, but he still had really low blood sugar when he was born (it was 12, so they gave him a bottle immediately and got it up to normal within an hour). He was actually smaller than we'd expected (my husband was 10lbs 9 oz when he was born, and I was 9 lbs).

Renee - posted on 03/08/2010




My daughter was 7 lbs 7 oz at 38 weeks gestation. But I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year before so I knew to keep an eye on my blood sugars when I got pregnant. Keeping an eye on my diet didn't work though and I had to go on insulin for the pregnancy. But I am back to it being controlled with diet, no more insulin....woohoo. Just remember it's not just sugar you need to stay away from it's also carbohydrates (pasta, bread, potatoes). Your best bet is to eat small portions of these and opt for the whole grain breads and pastas and sweet potatoes instead of white. Good luck!

Krista - posted on 03/08/2010




My little guy was 7lbs 11 oz at birth, and he was born the day after his due date. I was able to control my g.d., but man oh man, it was tough. I broke down in tears a couple of times because it was just so frustrating (especially when I'd eat what I thought was a perfect meal, only to have sky-high glucose afterwards).

Jody - posted on 03/08/2010




my fourth and final pregnancy i had gestational diabetes - my little girl charlie was born just under six pounds my smallest baby all my others were 7 pound 10, and seven pounds 12. the only advice to take with diabetes is no sugar and remember fruit has alot of natural sugars aswell which make your readings higher.if you have any more questions im happy to talk about them.

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My daughter was 7lb 13oz and was induced a week early. A friend of mine had gestational diabetes which was diet controlled and her daughter was just over 9lb.

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I was a gestational diabetic with both my kids and they were aroung the 9lbs mark.. i only have the record in kg cause i am in australia so they were my daughter 4.05kg my son 3.95kg.. my daughter was 38wks my son was 37wks.... daughter induced and my waters broke with my son

Erin - posted on 03/07/2010




I had it with my daughter and she was 7lbs 6oz. I have it again in this pregnancy and so far he's measuring in the 67th percentile so he might be a bit bigger :(

User - posted on 03/07/2010




i had gestational diabetes with my son he was 6lb 13oz but they thought he was like 8lb 2oz . i was very big my last 2 months though, and im not a large person. As long as your controling the way your doctors told you you should be ok

Morgan - posted on 03/07/2010




I was also able to control my gestational diabetes with a diet change :)
I did take the 2 hour test the stuff wasent too bad, and then I had to test my blood sugars 3 times a day but did not have to take any insulan (not sure how to spell that)
I had my last ultrasound on my due date and the tec said baby was 9.8 pounds!!
she was born 2 days later at 7.1 pounds :)
hope that helps a little.

Abbie - posted on 03/07/2010




I was pre- gestational diabetic... what that means is I watched my diet and and did do my blood numbers but opted to not take the LONG test. That stuff they make you drink is horrible!

My son was 7#14oz at birth, his chest was not huge ( which they worry about) but I was also pretty careful on what I ate. I tried to keep with veggies and healthier foods.

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