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Jackie - posted on 04/14/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Just thought I would let everyone know. I had my 20 week scan a couple of days ago and I'm a little worried because they said they baby is measuring on the larger side which could be a symptom of gestational diabetes. YIKES! Does anyone have any experience with that?



Also my daughter, Allison is two and I really like the name Ashlyn for this one. Do the 2 names sound too similar?



EDIT: Oh YEAH - AND I have partial placenta previa! I'm worried because all of this mean I may have to have a c-section, which I REALLY don't want. Oh, and NO SEX! Allison was sooo easy.

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Krista - posted on 04/14/2011

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Yay for you! That's great news!

First, the names: they're both pretty, but they ARE rather similar -- go out on your back step and yell the names, alternating them, for about 10 minutes: will it be easy for your kids to tell those names apart when they're hearing them from a half-block away?

As far as the GD goes, it's a pain in the ass -- I'm not going to lie to you. BUT, it can be managed, and if you manage it, you and your baby should be just fine. Quite a few of us here have had GD, so we can help you, if you do turn out to have it.

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Congrats jackie and Sara!

Jackie - I had to be tested for GD as I was measuring large and had glucose in my waters, I had two blood tests done one was normal the second high so I had to have a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) my GTT came back normal. I have had a growth scan since and they have found the baby is on the small side, and my measurements have decreased so I am measuring small too - the glucose has gone from my water too so I guess I was just caught on the wrong days :-) I was told if I had GD that it would be managed with diet and I would be monitored (which wouldn't make a difference to me as I am already on weekly BP checks), but I am sure if you have it there are several ladies here who had it during their pregnancies who will be able to help you with advice.

Placenta previa from what I know can correct itself, they will monitor it and decide on a plan of action closer to your due date depending upon what happens. If you have to have a c-section, you have to have one the important thing is baby is healthy, how she arrives is not really important. Try not to stress you have 20 weeks left a lot can change in 20 weeks :-)

Jenni - posted on 04/14/2011

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I know it can be a really scary thing. But it's quite common. 1 out of 200 pregnancies are affected. Most of the time it will correct itself before delivery.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/14/2011

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Yeah, after re-reading the names, and saying them out loud together, it could get a bit confusing. As much as I like them both, they are awefully similar. But, if you love it, then who cares.

Jenni - posted on 04/14/2011

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I had plecenta previa with my son. But I think the stats are something like 90-95% that it corrects itself before delivery? Mine corrected itself by my second ultrasound.

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Stifler's - posted on 04/14/2011

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Congrats Jackie-rae I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well xxx

Rosie - posted on 04/14/2011

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congrats jackie!!!! my mother had placenta previa with me, but it moved by the time she had me so no c section! try not to worry so much!
i love the name ashlyn, but i think you may get a little tongue tied, at least i would, lmao!

Sara - posted on 04/14/2011

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Oh heck no! It's going to be a struggle I think. We just found out this morning too. :)

Sara - posted on 04/14/2011

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Jackie, I'm having a girl too!!! Congrats to you, I'm thrilled about it!

I had GD. PM me if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer! :)

Louise - posted on 04/14/2011

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I think I have replied to you already on another post! Don't worry about the glucose test for diabetes it is a standard test for women carrying big babies. I has it with my last daughter and she was fine just big. She was born at 35 weeks and weighed 9lb 30z! I also had a c section with her that I had not planned on. it really was not a big deal. In the ideal world natural birth is better because you recover quicker but I was up and about within 24 hours and caring for my baby. I just had to stay in hospital for 4 days which I hated as I wanted to come home 6 hours after delivery like my other children. At the end of the day when it comes down to it all you want is the safe arrival of your little one, it really does not matter how she gets here as long as you and her are ok.

Bonnie - posted on 04/14/2011

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Congratulations! Really like the name Ashlyn!!

No experience with GD or Placenta Previa, sorry.

Jackie - posted on 04/14/2011

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Well, they noticed the low lying placenta at my second ultrasound 7-8 weeks ago and it's still low so I'm REALLY hoping it moves.

Tah - posted on 04/14/2011

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Congrats, and both names are little close, you'll have kids fighting upstairs, mommy wants you..no, she wants you..lol..but they can be done.

Jackie - posted on 04/14/2011

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Oh YEAH - AND I have partial previa! I'm worried because all of this mean I may have to have a c-section, which I REALLY don't want. Allison was sooo easy.

Jackie - posted on 04/14/2011

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I think the avg weight at 20 weeks is 10-11 ounces and she is weighing about 15 ounces. I have to wonder if that's exceptionally large or are they just being pre-cautious? I'll let you know when I find out

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/14/2011

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Beautiful name, and congratulations! I know there are a few people in here with experiences in GD. I am sure that you will get some great advice!

Tara - posted on 04/14/2011

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I like the names and congrats. I have no experience with GD but good luck and hopefully she's just a bit bigger than the average baby.
:)

Jenni - posted on 04/14/2011

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Wheeeee! Big congrats!



I'm not too familar with gest. diabetes. I know with my son when I got the initial testing... I had to go back for a second testing because I was border line. But it must have been something I ate the night before too close to the test? Because my second test I passed with flying colours.

With my daughter I passed the first test.

Neither of my children were exceptionally large. I was 2 weeks overdue with both and they both weight about 7.5 lbs. So I really don't know! But I wouldn't be too worried yet, you could just have a naturally big baby. Or maybe they dated your wrong? Did you have a previous ultrasound?



Ashyln is a pretty name! :))

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