"Thanks, you look great too.:) The second pregnancy comes with fewer worries and i believe that being more relaxed matters a lot.
In the first pregnancy i had moments when i felt i was losing control, but it was ok.
Now i am struggling from time to…"
"Hello grils! My baby boy is almost 11 months now and we are thinking about baby number 2. We really want another baby but we are thinking about financial aspects. That's the only thing keeping us down.
About good control after delivery. I had…"
"I hear you! I felt this way the entire pregnancy! I had days when I was very optimistic and thought things were going the right way, and days when all the negative thoughts were on me and i couldn't get out of that phase. I had all the bad…"
"I don't think you will find an answer here, beacause it is such a personal choice. I've had diabetes since i was 8, i'm turning 23 this february and had my baby boy six months ago, so at 22.
My reasons were: i really wanted a child, i…"
"The result of the u/s depends on the machine but on the doctor's skills also. Indeed, there is a huge difference. Maybe the second doctor knew you were a diabetic and expected the baby to be large and didn't bother to measure right?:D…"
"I have the same problem, i don't have a good control over my bg. I think that hormons and brestfeeding do that. I just try to do my best and hope for better days soon. I was thinking of baby number 2, but with this kind of juggling of the bg, i…"
"My baby (he's six months now) was measuring pretty small too, and from 36 w to 37 he didn't gain any weight at all, my placenta was very old and that is when the doctor decided we should have a c-section. He was born at 37w3d with 2,7…"
Oh glad that you are both still doing well and that your little one stayed in this long!! That means it will not be a premature birth! I forgot how many weeks along you are! That would be great if you went into labor naturally.
I managed my own blood sugars before and after the c-section. During the c-section, no one measured my blood sugar. They gave me an IV with NO glucose during the c-section. Afterwards, I went low -- so I got a drip with glucose, but I told them to turn it off when I went high. It seemed normal to them that I told them how to manage my blood sugar. It would have made me nervous to let someone else manage it.
Even if they manage it, bring a lot of test strips and you can check your blood sugar and tell them what to do if you are high or low. Do you usually use Actarapid?? It is not a fast-acting insulin -- so it would be better to have some NovoRapid or Humalog with you (if that is what you usually use). In case you go high, those would help bring it down faster.
I found that my insulin needs decreased even before the c-section. So I took only 80% of my insulin during the night before. After the c-section, I needed less immediately. So you may want to take less of your long acting insulin the night before and just give small corrections when you start to go high. I checked my blood sugar every 1-2 hours during the night before the c-section (I didn't sleep much!!) to make sure that it would be in a good range. I tried to keep it between 5-7 mmol/L because I didn't want to have a low during the c-section either.
If you go into labor naturally, will they let you manage your own blood sugars?
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