Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone else is measuring ahead? and/or has Gestational Diabetes?
At my 20 week scan, bub was measuring 12 days ahead. Yesterday I had to go into the hospital due to severe cramps/bleeding and the doctor said my uterus is measuring at 27 weeks. She mentioned that I make sure I get tested for Gestational Diabetes at my 28 week appointment.
I feel like I am going to be huge when I hit full term now!
Post # 3
Yep, I’m 29 weeks measuring 32. I was tested for GD at week 24 because my pee tests were showing glucose in my urine already, and sure enough, I had it.
I was referred to an endocrinologist for that, and he seems to be satisfied that it’s well managed with a pretty strict diet/exercise plan and injectible insulin, so baby might be a little big all the way, and we may induce at 38 weeks, and almost definitely won’t go overdue, but they don’t suspect any real long term effects for either of us.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: Thank you for your reply 🙂
i had a urine test yesterday, but haven’t heard anything today. I was hoping the Doctor would suggest being tested earlier for GD, as I just want to know so I can manage it.
Can I ask what your diet is like? I’ve always had a fairly high sugar diet, but have freaked out a bit now and am cutting back.
Post # 5
Because of my BMI, my doctor has been urging me to go for the GD test sine week 27. It’s been two weeks and I still haven’t gone, just because everything’s been so hectic lately. I went for my annual optometrist exam on Wednesday and, when she examined my eyes, apparently my left eye only had changed – it went down 8 whatevertheymeasureyourvisionwiths – which she said was very worrisome. And then she was like, “Oh, do you have GD? That would explain it.” So now I’m going in for the test next week for sure. I’m freaking out just a tad bit.
Post # 6
I have GD and my baby “is measuring perfectly on his due date”. 53 percentile from my growth ultrasound a month ago. Going in Tuesday for another growth ultrasound to see if that’s changed, but fundal height is perfect and my stomach isn’t huge so the dr’s not worried. I have a friend who was just retaining a lot if amniotic fluid that she looked like she was having twins most of her pregnancy and triplets by the end, she just has her 1 very special boy. And there’s the chance that your measuring farther ahead because of how the baby is positioned.
Post # 7
@MrsSmokey: It’s actually probably what would just be considered a “healthy” diet. 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. No more than 60g of carbohydrates in a meal, and 15g for a snack, and if you’re going to eat a carb, it should be paired with some protein (so, carrots and some nuts for a snack or a banana and a cheese string). Of course, lean meats and nuts are best, but I was losing about 2 pounds a week at first because it’s HARD to get enough calories for me and baby on lean meats and veggies, so was told to make it a higher calorie meat once in a while and eat a little extra mayo/butter/salad dressing/other fats, or a larger handful of nuts when I have them, or don’t worry as much about low fat dairy. The weirdest part is a snack right before bed, and I don’t really feel deprived or hungry most of the time, but the only real annoyance is “no grazing” and being tied to certain times to eat when you want to do social thngs like “brunch” or “appies and drinks around 8” but they’re not on your eating times.
Post # 8
Could also be baby’s position, a sudden growth spurt or I find fundal measurements to be very subjective too, some doctors hold the tape down lower on the pelvis then others. I measured about 3 weeks ahead when I was around 32-34 weeks or so and they gave me an ultrasound, baby is 66th percentile, which is just a shade higher then average. I’ve since gone back to measuring only 1 week ahead, so I think baby had just had a growth spurt that time.
I don’t have GD, so I can’t comment on that part but there are several (non-concerning) reasons you could measure ahead.
Post # 9
I measured 3 weeks ahead throughout my pregnancy and ended up with an 11 pound baby, though I didn’t have gest diabetes!