Blood sugar issues during pregnancy

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My sugar returned to normal after the the steroid treatments ended and I haven't had any issues with high blood sugar since. I would have to agree with Lu here on this one and say you really should contact your doctor about your new consistently numbers. They could be due to Copaxone, but it may actually be that you may need one of your T2 meds adjusted or changed.
oh boy! I've only taken one so far in this pregnancy. It worked and I felt so much better. My blood pressure has been perfect in every pregnancy I've had, so I wouldn't want to screw that up now. sauerkraut juice? I've never heard of that before. Does it work and where do you get it from??
Speaking of pregnancy, blood clots, periods, etc.. I'm currently on the pill and currently sexually active with my long-term boyfriend. We are both aware of the risks of having sex and attempt to keep things as safe as possible. Unfortunately, the condom broke a few weeks back and our lack of trust in the 99% accurate pill led us to purchase the "plan B" pill..It's our understanding that it's intentions are to irritate my uterus, unabling it to host an egg..
-(. Our heart is pumping 50% more blood than normal and that'd is resulting to these palpitations. Try figuring out what trigures urs. Mine come on strong and last all day with lack of sleep. I also get them after eating or drinking a lot of fluid. They are very scary!
Having a period means you are shedding the lining of your uterus. So I would say, it's not normal nor possible. Some bleeding can be considered within normal limits and so can some types of cramps. If you feel like this is a REAL period, and the bleeding and cramping are plentiful, I would suggest contacting your OB for a check. How far along are you?
While I agree that I don't promote or support the regular use of alcohol during pregnancy, we all do a few things not recommended (diet coke anyone) and we just have to weigh the risks each time. I personally do not drink. Not only because I am pregnant, and just don't care to even when I am not pregnant, but because I am on medication that won't support it. I agree on personal and responsible choice.
) but those 5 months I got chronic lower back pain during my periods. No pain during pregnancy with him. After I had him, I went back on the pill for about a year and then what do you know, came off it to try for a second baby and the pain came back. MAJORLY. Finally saw a gynaecologist who said he thinks I have Endo and that either the pill, pregnancy or laparoscopic surgery will reduce it. That was 6 months ago. I also miscarried before I saw that doctor at 4.5weeks too.
No, vomiting is not typically associated with blood sugar issues. I think that a glucose tolerance test wouldn't hurt and if anything, it would eliminate one of the possibilities of what is going on, don't you think? Just as a point of interest, my doctor also didn't test my daughter's blood for diabetes until after several days of going back and forth with him and his staff trying different possibilities of why my daughter was so ill.
Don't wait until she starts crying to feed her, early signs of hunger like rooting are best time to feed, When my babies were that young, i would almost always offer the breast immediately upon waking. My youngest had a few issues at birth including low blood sugar, 18cc's of amniotic fluid that was suctioned out of his belly 18-20 hours after birth and then he had jaundice. All of these things made the forst few weeks of nursing rocky.
My question is, should I expect to have heart palpitations for the rest of the pregnancy b/c of the increase of blood volume? Also, I have noticed that drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day helps a great deal with these palpitations. I also can "hear" and feel my heart pounding in my head when I go from a sitting or lying to a standing position, this just started since I've been pregnant. What does this mean? ANy info will be greatly appreciated.
in my second and third pregnancies I did not have any alcohol at all during any of thepregnancy again babies were fine. during my 4th pregnancy I had a drink twice and had my biggest baby so far. I personally think that a drink once in a while is ok, but i typically don't do it my self as i don't feel that I need alcohol during pregnancy and I am usually sick the whole time anyway.
It is common for women to experience BP fluctuations during pregnancy. Your doctor does watch that closely,so if it was not his office that took your BP, you should go in and let him check it. You can never be too careful during pregnancy. Best to you!
and once I got down to that, I felt smokin' lolll My heaviest was 210 after getting the depo shot, I have stretch marks on my belly from being that heavy and I'm worried about them during this pregnancy, but I figure, what the hell, it'll be worth it in the end. You gotta think, your body is a Goddesses temple. :) Plus, I eat whenever I want, I just figure after I have the baby, I'll have to work out ten fold.. :-P Good luck to everyone!!
See your doctor for a complete physical including your memory issues. You might just be diagnosing yourself that your memory issues are connected to hepatitis C treatment. It could be something easily corrected with the right diagnoses.
anyone familiar or heard, know, experienced taking subutex while pregnant? i am now on 1mg per day and there is limited studies. please help.
However, many diabetics have healthy pregnancies. Keeping your blood sugar stable will be very important throughout your pregnancy. Early on good blood sugar control can help to prevent birth defects. As your pregnancy progresses, it is important for your health as well as that of the baby. Elevated blood sugar can lead to a larger baby which can make a c-section necessary. When your baby is born, it may go to the nursery for several hours for observation.
I dropped down to 100 pounds and no matter how much I ate I couldn't get the wight back on. I lost 9 lbs during my first trimester of pregnancy which scared me because I had finally put on some weight and was back to 114lbs then dropped it again. I have gained 3 lbs back in past 3 weeks thankfully but I sm so nervous. I want my life back and I can't seem to get any answers. I was put on florinef before pregnancy but was still fainting and having dizziness issues.
I have been experiencing very mild, but noticible nausea around the time I ovulate and again right before, during and after my period. It is not all the time during the day, but feels very strange and unusual and has consistently come and gone during these times. I would think I were pregnant if it had not been going on for a few months and if I had not had regular, heavy periods. We are trying to get pregnant and I wonder if something is out of balance with hormones?
I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.
I am a 27 year old female who started having abdominal pains during my last pregnancy almost 1 year ago. My obgyn performed a sonogram that showed I had some mild sludge build up and to followup after my pregnancy. Two months ago I started having severe abdominal pain that literally took my breath away. It was so bad that I thought I was having a heart attack despite my young age and went to the ER.
I had Hashimoto's disease prior to this pregnancy and TSH levels has been regulated during pregancy - currently 0.5. At 28 weeks was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes - fasting glucose stayed between 6.0 - 6.6 mmol/l. Insulin was started - Novomix - 10 units in the morning and 12 at night. Glucose levels well regulated.
So I took my nuvaring out stop taking my meds and called my OBGYN to ask how soon I could take a test to rule out pregnancy. So on July 7th they did a blood pregnancy test and it was negative less then 1% HGC they told me no way I could be pregnant start taking your meds again, however still having the symptoms so I requested another test on July 19th and once again same negative less then 1% HCG, I have taking a ton of HPTs all negative.
4 years ago my ophthalmologist diagnosed me with a corneal micro-cyst on each of my eyes which was later diagnosed as corneal erosion. This began during my pregnancy with my son. During my second pregnancy I began having more eye issues. Large black shadows passing through my peripheral vision, flashes of light, constant head aches and light sensitivity (while I have never been prone to headaches in the past). Darting dots which resemble the movement of flies.
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After the beats and head fullness gone then I've the chest tightness. Dr said my symptoms could be due to anemia, anxiety or blood sugar. They said it wasn't due to the heart. May be yours one is different.
Have you had your blood sugar checked? That's way too much water to be drinking - it sounds like you have unchecked gestational diabetes. Did you tell your doc how much you're drinking, and that you're still feeling thirsty?
Working with a high-risk obstetrician will be in your best interest. There are many issues facing women with type-1 during pregnancy, but many have managed to overcome them and have successful pregnancies. You might consider reading the book "Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes" by Cheryl Alkon, and visit the "Diabetes Sisters" website (https://diabetessisters.org/pregnancy) for some detailed articles on various aspects of the pregnancy.
Low blood pressure and low blood sugar levels, both of which are prevalent in pregnancy due to hormone changes, can cause all of what you outlined above. You did the right thing - lying down, having orange juice are the best things you can do to alleviate this. Also try to keep yourself hydrated.
Many diabetic women do have C-sections, although the reason is usually because the baby's health may be jeopardized by leaving him or her in the womb until delivery -- many ob gyn doctors like to either induce labor slightly early or do C-sections because sometimes the placenta is damaged by higher than normal blood sugar at the end of the pregnancy and the baby can be harmed if not given proper nourishment in the womb. The pregnancy itself may not be the problem, but the stress of delivery.
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