This is a discussion on Gestational Diabetes within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Hi obscurestloh, dont't bet on your gynae on telling you baby's weight automatically, sometimes they forget to do so. Just ...
dont't bet on your gynae on telling you baby's weight automatically, sometimes they forget to do so. Just remember to ask her during your appointment.
The scan at 32nd week is called a growth scan - it's to monitor baby's development.
Have fun on Friday! I'll be seeing my gynae on Thursday.
haha i told my gynae no epidural for me today and he was like stunned for a moment and then asked with a sheepish smile "your pain tolerance is "VERY" high ?" i also paused for a while and went..."i dont know... but try ..."
My girl is 2.5kg now and from my last session (two weeks ago) i've gained 2kgs and my glucose reading today was horrible.... i had iced cofffee with equal just before test... the little box at the strip turned BLACK! means highest level... i got a bit worried and shot some insulin and 2 hours later my glucose drop to below 4 and i was breaking out in sweat at the end have to go eat 2 kaya pau to bring it up!! Wallau... very scary.
use forcep issit painful? if use forcep i heard must use epidural... my baby head havent engaged i'm also worried that my pelvis is too narrow for baby head to engage... cos my mum had this problem pelvis bones too narrow so she c-sect the 3 of us...
for now my stomache still very high!
use forceps must cut ....at the perineam...
mine was tear + cut....but the contraction pains overwhelms the cut and tear...you wonx feel it at all.
but i went without epi also....
if yr baby canx engage in time i think you will need csect izzit?
my friend baby was very high not engaged but deliver natural use forcep... ..wah you very power did not use epi... actually the pain can tahan or not? wah cut n tear?? scaryyyyyy
cos i am really praying hard that i wont need 1. epidural, 2. no tear, 3. no epidural... haha asking for too much ...
no epidural ok ...so many mummies here have experienced and no.2 also trying wo epi....bravo they all!
but no tear....ermmm....no possible i think....unless you follow the ang mohs deliver on all fours....i have seen it on a video before....really no tear !! The baby came out like a baby cow like that....(wads the name of a baby cow? - suddenly canx rem.....kekekekke)
Hate the feeling when the blood sugar drops below 3.3. The shivering, cold sweat and rapid heartbeat is really unbearable. Not to mention very dangerous if you pass out. Luckily you ate the kaya pau just in time.
As for the 'tear', I think it's better to have an episiotomy (esp if you need an assisted delivery - forceps or vacuum suction) than an involuntary tear. The gynae will stitch up the wound after the placenta is delivered. Just have to keep the area clean and hygenic during confinement and it will heal between 7 and 10 days or so.
But i think should take artificial sweeteners in moderation, coz it contains aspartame that is harmful to the brain.
see the link:
Aspartame: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
but in moderation is still not harmful...coz fisherman's friend also have. (my fav mouth freshener)
also the thought of cutting below... gulp! and stitches.... double gulp!
very scary.. yess.. ppl with good and on insuling get hypo sometimes.... scary cos can go into coma...
Got back from my checkup yesterday.
already 32 weeks and my gynae chided me for not making the appointment to attend the full day course.
Anyways, she didnt go into details, but said that insulin shots are not meant for all cases.
So i went out of the room to make an appointment for the fullday course with the staff nurse...then I asked the nurse what did the readings meant, since she left my blood test report on the table for me to peep... heh heheh
well, after my 9 hours fasting, the first draw of blood w/o food and even clear water - it was 4.2... and she said that was normal
then they gave me a drink, glucose drink, and then took my blood after 2 hours...
during that time i didnt eat or drink other stuff. i just slept at the waiting area! hahah
and the reading was 8.1...so the staff nurse said that its abit high, which means my body cannot "get rid" of the sugar within 2 hours, which is why they are concerned. so she said that the full day course, on the special diet and full day monitoring, they wld be able to monitor better and also decide if insulin shots are necessary.
she said for now... 8.1 most likely is diet control, unless on that day, my blood tests show to be havoc...
so just to check, how are you mommies coping?
cos i read in one of the post that even around 8.1 you guys are taking insulin shots...and sometimes reading can go as high as 11.....
i have phobia of giving myself shots everyday
baby is 2kg at 32 weeks.....gynae said that is average. and he is kicking well, heart is well, and i am feeling good...
but she said if i dont get a proper monitoring of good, i might get into "trouble"
did all of you go for the 32 weeks growth scan?
i dint get any letter from my doc to go...the nurse told me that it is not necessary for all women...
hmmm, or am i supposed to do it at later stage?
my next appointment is 3 weeks....i wld be 35 weeks preg then...
can't wait for my baby to come soon!
Your reading of 8.1 is not too bad - like what the nurse said, you'll probably be on diet control only, no need daily insulin shots. dont't think about it too much until your full-day course at ODAC.
Initially I was, like you, very worried about the insulin shots. But when reality set in and I was told to take 3 shots daily until I deliver the baby, I just bit the bullet and went through it. Honestly, on most days, the shots are not painful. Only when I accidentally hit a nerve or something - but these are rare.
On days when I feel low because of the good condition, I will look at baby's ultrasound scan pictures - they keep me focused and definitely make the pain go away.
So, dont't worry too much! Stay positive and enjoy your course. Your baby will help you pull through it.
My gynae gave me a growth scan at about the 30th week - I think she gave these as part of a routine check for all her patients at this stage of the pregnancy. When I was 32-week pregnant, I went for a 3D scan at the ADC and the medical officer there gave me another growth scan as part of the 3D scan procedure.
During your last visit, did your gynae measure the baby's head circumference, heart, lungs, bone structures, etc.? If so, that's the growth scan. If not, then perhaps you can call him/her to clarify or do so at the next visit.
hehehe...for the last 2 visits
at week 26 and week 32,
we measured baby's round tummy and thats how i knew about baby's weight
then she checked for the head, looked at his bones, but nothing was mentioned.
i guess all is well...or maybe her style is to do a detail scan nearer the final week?
thats why i said my gynae seeems abit rushed each visit...yesterday the waiting area at Kandang Kerbau Hospital was not very packed (as in Private suite)...but her style has been like that...is not unfriendly,
but just the feel that if you dont ask, she will just send you off
yeah some doctors are like that......if there is nothing wrong they will keep quiet.
for me last time i make a list of questions to ask my gynae....coz i will also forget....but he will wait for me and ask me "any more questions?"
for him sometimes he seems rushed (once i was inside for less than 5 minutes only), sometimes very relaxed....but most of the time he is relaxed....
Your gynae seems to be a man/woman of few words.
Initially, my gynae was also like that - will only give details or elaborate if hubby and/or I asked questions.
But for the last few visits, as the big day draws nearer, we're getting more excited and asking many questions, including coming up with a list of questions on baby's growth, pain relief options, episiotomies, delivery positions, etc., as well as sharing my birth plan with the gynae. That's when she becomes more chatty.
Perhaps you can ask more questions at your next scan to hint to your gynae that you would prefer to know much more about baby's development and your own health status.
aiyo.. just went to check with my endo.. my hcga1 (??) went up 6.9
and my baby is 3kg now from 2.5 kg one week ago... now a bit worried she;ll come out BIG!!
went for the one day camp at Kandang Kerbau Hospital (ODAC)
lowest reading on meter - 4.2
highest - 6.2 (after lunch)
well....after dinner, came home...waited for the time to test ...the reading dropped to 4.2
What do you guys think?
Today, I didnt stick to the diet. I ate what I felt like.
after dinner - 6.9 ...then subsequently 5.2
Nurse didnt ask me to do so many readings at home...but,
I have got a box of supplies, so I might as well do random checks...
I think my readings are within the advisable mah.... must i really eat according to the terrible meal plans?
Your readings seem fine and all within the target blood sugar level (ODAC would have given you an Outpatient Diabetic Monitoring Chart, right?).
If you have been asked to do your blood glucose test diligently on your own, the frequency is 2 consecutive days in a week, 7 times a day.
As for whether you need to stick to the meal plans, I think you should check with the dietician. My personal take is, it's good to follow through but dont't have to torture yourself over it - occasionally, give yourself a treat and just monitor your blood glucose after that to ensure it doesn't hit sky high.
Glad you dont't need daily insulin injections - am happy for you!
how's everyone coping?
Well, i have been given the monitoring chart, so will conduct the 2 consecutive days check as planned.
but even now, i try to do random checks. meaning i will do after lunch or dinner (2 hours or 3 hours after meals)...and I have been keeping readings between 4.8 to 5.7
yeah, am making a conscious effort about my sugary foods...but i did take my MOS burger the other day...cant resist !
I hope all of you are keeping well too~
keep updating ok!
wow very discipline... mine out of control ... i get soo hungry all the time... my hcag1 reading have gone back up to 6.9... very jialat... kena from my doc.. 9 more days to go!!