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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:genabear
Date:July 24th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
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I liked the way we handled my last pregnancy, and it's how I expect we'll handle this one: endo takes care of/treats my t2, ob handles the pregnancy. Of course, we have to add synthroid to the mix this time and the ob may have a bit more to say on that than the other medications.

I found my ob by asking my endo's nurses, so they are used to working together.

Think of it this way: we have our diabetes treated by an endo because, very often, a regular GP or family doc doesn't quite grasp all the ins and outs of the so-very-interconnected endocrine system. Same goes for pregnancy -- GPs and family docs are capable of managing and delivering but we still feel better going to someone that specializes in GYN.


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