Fetal Development

Gestational Diabetes

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am six weeks pregnant with my second child. With my first (now 3 years old) I developed a mild case of gestational diabetes.

Should I start following the gestational diabetes diet now, or wait until the glucose screening test to see if I have it again? If I follow the diet starting now, is there a better chance that I won't develop it?


Scaring Myself

Ok, so I am 7 weeks 3 days pregnant (according to the last period I had). I am worrying myself a ton though because I am scared of miscarrying. I had irregular periods before I got pregnant, but the tests say I am pregnant! My husband and I are very excited, though I am very nervous just because I don't feel pregnant. I am not sick, though I have been nausious, but not regularly. I need some comfort!!!

And the bleed goes on...

mgowdy's picture

Well, as it turns out, I had another miscarriage. I had to wait to write this entry until 2 weeks after the fact because I was so emotional and angry that this happened to me again within the time frame of 3 months. 2 miscarriages in 3 months time. It is extremely heartbreaking, words just can't describe the amount of emotional pain, frustration and anger that goes along with this. I've had several talks with my doc about the why's and he firmly believes that we have just had a bad roll of the dice twice in a row.

I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday!

I just found out yesterday that I was pregnant. And the bloodwork just came back this morning so I talked to my doctor. And I am infact pregnant. Probably only a few weeks. Since this is the first time pregnancy for me, I'd like to know as much about what to expect, stories, everything on pregnancy. I have a few books including What to Expect When Expecting, i just want to know all different things from all aspects. I'm very excited and so is my fiance, but yet I'm also very nervous because all I can think about is the pain parts of pregnancy, espesially labor, and I'm not good with pain.