July 16, 2014

A little bump in the road... Gestational Diabetes

So I was sitting at work the other day when I got the phone called. One of the nurses from my midwife's office called to tell me, ever so nonchalantly, that I did not pass my glucose test and I had been signed up for a class. I was confused because I had just been in the office for a check up the day before. So I asked "does this mean I have gestational diabetes?"  Once again ever so nonchalantly, the nurse said "Yes. You're class is at 1245". And the conversation was done. 

After some crying and confusion I called my doula and started researching. My primary concern was what did this mean for my chances of a vbac. My doula ensured me as long as I followed the diet and the exercise routine that everything should be fine to continue with my natural birth and vbac. That made me feel much better.  I found some great sources online with tips and information. Tomorrow I have my class plus the Bradley Birth class on nutrition, so I am ready to face this. 

I used this blog once before to reach out for a community when I was a stay at home mom of twin toddlers. It was amazing the connections I made. There is some really good support and people out there. Now I am going to use it again for the same thing. Have you ever gone down this path before?  Gestational diabetes is fairly common, but it is new and kinda scary to me. I would love to hear your stories and tips!


  1. When I was pregnant last year I had gestational diabetes and I just had to do a diet and exercise and everything was fine. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

  2. I didn't have gestational diabetes, but my best friend did. I know it's been awhile since this post. I hope you are doing well and adjusting to the changes you had to make.


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