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33 Weeks Pregnant With Gestational Diabetes
33 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. I hate the idea of being induced again as with my 1st, will taking raspberry tea help bring labor on?
33 weeks pregnant: No raspberry won't bring labor on. That said, do not worry. My twin gransdaughters (not identical) came 7 or 8 weeks early with a combined birthweight close to 4 lbs. They are now age 8 and gorgeous girls (not that I'm biased). If delivery is normal be grateful. If delivery is early be even more grateful that the team will look after baby and you. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am 33 weeks pregnant and have Gestational diabetes under control with diet. Will it harm my baby if my sugar goes over once in a while?
I been getting headaches every time I eat something the past 3 days now, I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes but I changed my diet and it's under control. I get migraines too. Should I be concerned about these headaches now??
I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I have been carrying my kid low during ths pregnancy does that mean I can go into labor early?
Always be prepaired: Any pregnancy can go into preterm labor.It is imperative that you have an action plan that includes where & who to call, what symptoms to focus on& where to go if it happens. Preterm labor can be stopped if recognized early enough, giving baby a bit longer to grow & develop & avoid a stay in a premi nursery. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and DON'T have gestational diabetes... Today dipstick urine test showed I have glucose in my urine and leukocytes? Causes?
I am currently 33.4 weeks pregnant, and have gestational diabetes, all day I have had extreme back pains and back cramps (to the point I puke every ti?
Possible labor: With cramping to the point you vomit it is very possible you may be in labor. Please go to labor and delivery right now to be evaluated! ...Read more
I have gestational diabetes and baby is weighing 4lb 14oz at 33 weeks how much weight does a baby put on weekly my baby weighed 3lb 7oz at 30 weeks?
Varies: Generally a baby is expected to double in weight from 32 to 40 weeks. It sounds like you should expect a baby in the range of 8 to 9 pounds. ...Read more
33 weeks pregnant having sometimes regular braxton hicks I have a headache and occational pelvic pain with gestational diabetes should I get checks?
I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?
Test Glucose: Ketones can be positive for several reasons, you want to know what your glucose value is. If your glucose is good, a hemoglobin a 1 c may be of help. You may need hydration in the morning. Talk to your doctor. If you have gest diabetes, you should be followed by a physcian for your health and your babies health. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?
Please discuss with: Ob! U can be induced at 39 weeks, no earlier, but that is between u and your doc, unless there is something wrong with you or the baby and I rec an us for efw so you can see if this baby's efw is larger than your first 2. ...Read more
I have a question I am 27 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes not sure if this could be related or what but I have been seeing eye floaters?
Follow advice: You should follow your obs advice on lowering your blood sugar, including proper nutrition and medication if deemed necessary. Mothers with gestational diabetes are at increased risk for complications during pregnancy including large babies, complications after birth, and a possible increased risk of stillbirth. However, with proper management and care, you can have a perfectly normal child. ...Read more
Yes and No: Gestational diabetes itself usually resolves in the postpartum period. However, women who have gestational diabetes have an increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. Up to 19% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes in the first 10 years after delivery. Staying active, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining an normal weight can help prevent diabetes. ...Read more
Most commonly none: There can be no symptoms at all for the mother. That's why we screen all mothers during pregnancy. However, gestational diabetes can cause "macrosomia" in the fetus. Macrosomia is an overly large infant. Growth measurements of the fetus during pregnancy show a fetus that is over the 90th percentile for size. What causes the large size of the infant is high blood levels of glucose in the mother. ...Read more
Multiple specialist: My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician. ...Read more
Pregnancy diabetes: Abnormal maternal glucose regulation occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. In 2-4% of pregnancies it is severe enough to be considered diabetes. Only 1.5-2% of white women develop gestational diabetes mellitus, whereas native americans from the southwestern United States may have rates as high as 15%. In hispanic, black, and Asian populations, the incidence is 5-8%. This is pretty common. ...Read more
Get treated: If gestational dm is confirmed, next step is to start tracking your blood sugar (before and after meas), go see a certified diabetes educator/nutritionist, dietician to learn about dietary choices and what you should start cutting down. See your physician to get treated for the diabetes: either with a drug, drugs or Insulin depending on severity. ...Read more
Normal: By definition, it's normal. However, most obs will reassess your risk factors and determine if repeat testing, diet modification, or finger-stick testing is helpful. Some patients develop gestational diabetes later in their pregnancy and this factors into your doc's decision process. Follow a reasonable diet & exercise program to help deter gdm or ask your OB the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more
Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds could prevent that damage. There are other blood tests that can be done to assess for gestational diabetes, if you're reluctant to do the oral glucose challenge test. Ask your OB doc to refer you to an endocrine (or diabetes) clinic. ...Read more
Type II (or not): Gestational diabetes puts you at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes in the future. The rest, however, is up to you. Many women avoid ever getting diabetes because they eat right, lose weight after the baby, change their eating habits and get healthier than ever. Gestational diabetes can be a great wake-up call for your health. With hard work you may avoid future diabetes! ...Read more
Depends on control: If your blood sugar stays high during pregnancy it will create problems for baby. Baby will begin to to make its own Insulin & begin storing the excess as enlargement of organs and body size. At some point, baby may be to large to go thru your birth canal & c-section may be necessary. If you achieve & maintain good control, baby will remain normal & normal delivery may be possible. ...Read more
Gestational diabete.: Talk to your doctor and monitor your blood sugars. ...Read more
Not common: It is not common to get diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment from gestational diabetes. It is still possible to get a retinal detachment from any other cause. Symptoms of retinal detachment include flashing lights, many new floaters, and a dark curtain that comes across your vision. Any of these symptoms require urgent evaluation by a specialist eye MD. ...Read more
Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more
Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more