Some women have the perfect pregnancy. GDM, glucose intolerance that typically occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, complicates between 7 and 14 percent of United States pregnancies and can lead to delivery complications as well as long-term health risks for baby and mother, explain the researchers. But that wasn’t the only thing the 34-year-old beauty had to come to terms with during her routine ultrasound as she was also told she could be at risk from pre-eclampsia again. During a first pregnancy, it is very common to experience a large increase in blood pressure. Uncontrolled gestational diabetes can lead to complications for both mom and baby. I had never even heard of Gestational Diabetes, but I would soon learn it was a condition during pregnancy that left untreated could harm the mother, child or both. Mild pre-eclampsia can be monitored with blood pressure and urine tests at regular antenatal appointments and usually disappears soon after the birth.
Those who had a BMI of 25 or lower, in addition to the other three healthy lifestyle factors measured, had a 52 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes compared with all other pregnancies in the study. Most women get a comprehensive ultrasound around Week 20. With both pregnancies I was induced because of the gestational diabetes and the fear of having “too big” a baby, a fear I myself was never concerned with. They can measure the babe itself with an ultrasound if they think that the baby is really big and not just your belly. So, with those things in mind I’ve really tried. I measured big with my second, about 4 weeks before he was born I measured the same size I did when my daughter was born. After the first visit, you can expect to get your urine tested and your weight and blood pressure checked at every (or almost every) visit until you deliver.
The midwife was telling me when to push as I had no feeling. Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t have time to prepare healthy, balanced meals three times a day – few people do. Recurring complications in second pregnancy. He was not a scheduled c-section because I was measuring big, I had a previous c-section and thought it to be best to have the second this way. I was able to regulate my sugars with diet, except for my fasting (morning) sugars. You might want to prepare for a big baby. I knew he would be big, but didn’t think he would be this big.
You would never know that the skinny little thing that runs around our house terrorizing his sister was that big when he was born. The results of the feasibility intervention study among women with gestational diabetes show that in women with gestational diabetes, a lifestyle intervention — including modified diet and physical activity that starts during pregnancy and continues postpartum — is feasible and may prevent diabetes by reducing pregnancy weight retention. My friend measured 4 weeks ahead and had to have her fluid tested. Most women really don’t notice pre-labor contractions in their first pregnancy, also known as Braxton Hicks or False Labor contractions. Tap into resources to help you get more informed about your medical condition. Having gestational diabetes is considered a high-risk condition during pregnancy and is then treated as such. When you get an ultrasound ask if the baby is swallowing.
That should be a good sign. Good luck and I hope things work out. Depending on how far along you are and the baby’s size (being consistant with dates) as well as how old your first child is, it is probably normal. Keep in mind that bodies change in Most cases with previous pregnancies. If you had an ultrasound early in the pregnancy and the baby’s size is still consistant with that date, than it is probably just the way your body is changing. Good Luck.