gestational diabetes – non stress test

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t have GD, but since I was AMA, they did a ton of stress tests. They had me have a small snack about 15 min before the test – just string cheese was enough for me. Something like OJ would also work, but I’m not sure if that’s kosher for you with the GD restrictions.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ANewMrs:  I’ve not been told anything about it as yet.  My appointment with ob is next week. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ANewMrs:  I had GD.  I only had non stress tests for the last month. I stuck to my diet like I was going to die if I had an extra carb, so they weren’t overly concerned with how things were going until I swelled up like a balloon. There was only one time that they were worried about the lack of movement and I had a few sips of Sprite (which were like HEAVEN after months without sweets!) and the baby got super active. They are just looking to see if everything is ok in there and they need to see the baby really active to get the best idea of what’s going on. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Would it be possible for you to ask them to try something else. Letting them know you are absolutely not confortable with the shock? 

… I don’t know much about it, but that seems like a bit much. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ANewMrs:  I totally understand what you mean. I feel guilty when they shake my stomach to get the baby moving. 

It’s totally unfounded and ridiculous, I’ll accept it… so I can’t imagine how shocking the baby would make me feel. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ANewMrs:  The first thing I asked for after I delivered was a Dr. Pepper. Someone brought me one and there is a picture of me clinging to it like it was going to get away. 

 

I do have to say that GD was actually good for me. I kept my weight in check and it really changed my tastes entirely. I still love carbs but my intake is much lower even two years later. 

 

Also as a word of encouragement, sticking to the right foods is the best way to make sure everything goes ok. I had no other complications or issues and vaginally delivered my healthy 8lb baby three days before my due date. Its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be!

Post # 14
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1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ANewMrs:  They make Diet Coke with Splenda! One of the Walmarts near us had it, but if you can’t find it, Amazon has it too. It was my go to treat when I was stressed about the whole thing. That and mashed cauliflower. I pretended it was potatoes. Lol! Also, fro yo is surprisingly low carb. Its really not so bad once you get in the swing of it all. 🙂

Post # 15
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

They diagnosed me with GD towards the end of the pregnancy, and they didnt do a stress test on the baby.

I have a final Ultrasound coming on tuesday and I heard a sip of rootbeer works! I havent had rootbeer in ages so Im kinda looking forward to it lol.

Post # 16
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1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ANewMrs:  I have to go for weekly nst now starting next week and biweekly ultrasound starting this week. 

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