Pregnancy Complications

I never knew...

Rachel84Baby09's picture

I never knew how difficult pregnancy would actually be. I was just always so excited for the miracle of birth and becoming a mom, that I never put much thought to what a strain it would be on me and my body. The thing is, I always hear women talk about their pregnancies so fondly, as if it was a walk in the park and really one of the best times of their life. Now, don't get me wrong, I am incredibly excited for my little bundle of joy, but their are a lot of unexpected difficulties. I don't have a generally sensitive stomach so never paid much attention to morning sickness.

Glucose Levels

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
My OB/GYN ordered a GCT at 24 weeks, my results came at 160 mg instead of 140 when given 50 gms of glucose 2 1/2 hrs after a meal.

She next ordered a set of non-challenge tests - Fasting Blood sugar and Post prandial BS. Fasting result was 68 and PPBS after 2 hours was 79.

Going out of my mind

It is first time for me to be pregnant...
Doctors beleive that i should be 9 weeks pregnant, but the ultrasound shows that i am 6 and 1\2 weeks pregnant... according to the calculatins on the internet i should be 8 weeks pregnant...
The doctors can not make up their minds whether there is heart reaction or not. One is waiting for a sound, but my dilema is: "are the speakers on?!?" The other one sees something blinking on the monitor, but my dilema is "is it the heart reaction?!?"
The only thing they suggest is me having a rest and another examination in a week or two.