BABY BLOG #10 Did you have GESTATIONAL DIABETES?
Did you have GESTATIONAL DIABETES?
So, last week at 28 weeks into my pregnancy, I went for my pregnancy glucose test and didn't pass. I then had to return the office a few days later to take the fasting three hour glucose test. That was a littttttle more difficult considering you have to fast starting at midnight the evening before. Being that I get up at 4am because I work mornings, my eating stopped at 9pm so it made the following morning a tad bit challenging. My poor coworkers, (lol) pregnant and hunger do NOT go together! Anyway, I didn't really know what to expect at this three hour test except for hunger pains. :o) It seems that you get your finger pricked three times during these three tests and it turns out I failed two out of the three tests so I was given the gestational diabetes diagnosis.
I have no experience with gestational diabetes as I did not have GD (which is how we refer to it from here on out) with my first daughter. I felt all sorts of emotions immediately following the news such as what did I do wrong? Was I eating improperly? Was I not getting enough exercise? Then I checked my reality and figured I need to pull it together and worry about the rest of my pregnancy and not what I did nor didn't do in the last seven months.
I was told to book an appointment with my OBGYN's nutritionist so I have one booked for this Friday. In the meantime, I wanted to learn more about GD, educate myself and see what I can or cannot eat so I headed straight for the most reliable source...the Internet! HA Probably not the best idea but I figured I had days before this appt on Friday and I wanted to get a head start on what I needed to stop eating or doing. Being a super SUPER picky non veggie eating person, I am a little intimidated by what this nutritionist is going to tell me Friday but since first and foremost my priority is the health of my new little baby girl, I will figure it out and make it work! (as Tim Gunn from Project Runway always says!)
I know many many women have experienced GD and this is why I am writing this blog. I would love if you could share your knowledge and experience with me so I can learn from you. Any tricks of the trade for picky eaters? Did you find this easy or difficult to manage?
Any tips, advice or suggestions you can send my way would be most appreciated. AND for those of you who have never had GD, I thought I would share this lovely little picture fo Ryan Gosling. hee hee Enjoy and thanks in advance for your help!
Until next time!
♥ Cindy :o)