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July 22nd, 2008


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aunt_becca
08:06 pm - worrying and some questions
So I'm due in August and have questions regarding a conversation I had today with my endo. Sorry if these are basic questions, but I'm new to this whole diabetic and pregnant way of life.
I had a non-stress test last week. Baby is healthy, strong, and active. He is measuring pretty big at this time- just over 6 lbs at 33 weeks, and he is in the 90% for size. I saw the OB afterwards, and I also talked to the technician who was doing the test. She sensed that I was nervous when she mentioned baby's size, and assured me that baby is healthy, and that diabetic women have big babies. I saw the OB after, who also told me the same thng. She also explained that there can be a margin of error, and that things looked "really good" for her point of view. Okay, fine. Today, I saw my endo, who wants my morning readings below 90, because of baby's size, and she also took the opportunity to point out that "we don't want baby getting too big, that's really not good for him or for you at this point." Um, okay. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now that I am home, I am so stressing out about that comment. My OB felt that things were okay, and she had previously explained to me that big babies sometimes meant shoulder dislocation or injury for baby. But what other risks are there? Will my baby have some type of birth defect as a result of being big (Gd forbid!!). Am I freaking out now about nothing? I'm already so emotional right now at the idea of becoming a mom, am nervous and excited. But am I missing something here? Will a big baby mean that he's unhealthy? Because up until today, I didn't think so. But now I'm a wreck.
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From:pikefish
Date:July 23rd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
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my control was so-so during pregnancy. they kept saying Emily was measuring big but when she came out about a week and a half early, she was 7 lbs, 11 oz, which to me is not a big baby. I did end up having a c-section but it was because she wasn't going to fit through my hips. the c-section got infected the week following her birth and I was sent back to the hospital. Emily at her 2 year well baby visit in May had moved from the 25 percentile in weight to between 25-50 and the same was true for her height. oh- when she was born, they took her to the NICU to check monitor her. she was bigger than the babies that are normally in there and they didn't have a hat that was big enough for her head --- hehe! they were going to keep her for 24 hours but she was doing so well, they brought her to me by mid-afternoon (she was born at 5 am-ish). all this to say-- I wouldn't worry :)

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