how is your child now?

nursing mama
By nursing mama Latest Reply 2010-02-10 03:22:14 -0600
Started 2009-02-06 03:00:36 -0600

did your child have any complications from your gestational diabetes i.e.. large in size … or any other delays.

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7 replies

Kira_xo 2010-02-10 03:22:14 -0600 Report

My son is now 10 months old. I was a gestational diabetic with my pregnancy amongst many other complications. He was born exactly 3 weeks early weighing 8 pounds 3.6 ounces. He was a good sized baby! I actually had an ultrasound scheduled for that week, my doctor said if he would have seen how large the baby was he would have induced me the same day as the ultrasound, of course, my son had other ideas.

He had a not so great case of jaundice when he was born. I heard it was due to being early, me being diabetic, and the fact we had different blood types so I am not sure which to believe.

He is now a VERY healthy 10 month old. He has not had one cold, ear infection, cough or anything.

Jlynn 2009-06-02 18:32:53 -0500 Report

I know this is a late response ..but ..
I thought it could help.. i had gestational with my 2nd preg. in 1998. and my son weighed 10lbs 4oz and 3weeks early(but big babies were on his dads side too)
However,I was ill before my 3rd pregnancy yet didnt know why,until my 2nd month of pregnancy, I was persistant w/doctors and thank god I was!! After insisting on a new set of tests I recieved a call from the ER and doctors telling me to get to the Hospital right then,not to drive or wait,but get there!
I was admitted w/ketacodosis.. and other related problems..and my concern was my unborn baby… they monitiored her as well throughout the pregnancy I went to many of specialists..and given multitude of tests, my sugars were up and down..but as I got to the end months of preg. my health got worse and at one point a doctor suggested save my life.
Thank God I declined..
In May 06' doctors said it was time to due date was 25th however my body couldnt wait..the diabetes made so much extra amniotic fluid among other health risks to wait..
My daughter was delivered by emergency c-section..and taken to icu.
She was given aalot of tests. her sugar level was low, and wouldnt rise..she stayed there for a week. Then they got her sugars stable..and told me the other news..She was totally deaf in her right ear and unknown what percentage in the left..but still remains my little 3yrs old we are ready to start pre-k at the school for the deaf and hard of hearing,and learning sign other health problems. Doctorssuggest that the diabetes and high sugars caused the deafness, but theres no way to say 100%..

Jlynn 2009-06-02 18:34:32 -0500 Report

I wish all the best of luck with pre. diabetes and remember to remain an ACTIVE participant in your unborns LIFE. If you are unsure or ? demand the reassurance cause it save the life of my daughter and my own

TKelly1955 2010-01-10 11:35:17 -0600 Report

I would just like to add, way past the date of this post, that the best thing you can do during pregnancy is work with good doctors. I started shooting insulin when I became pregnant with my son at age 34. It was just another thing to adjust to during that period. I had a great endocrinologist and OB-GYN that got me though it. My son was 7 pounds 12 ounces when born with an emergency c-section. He was five weeks early. NICU was frightning to me. It's amazing the things you hear and see im there. My son was there for about a week and then came home without any ill effects. He is 19 now, 6' 7" and about 300 pounds with a genius IQ (which he doesn't use). I wish everyone well in dealing with gestational diabetes. I am very thankful for my doctors and the outcome of my pregnancy.

Lisa701310 2009-03-29 09:44:35 -0500 Report

My son is now 10. He weighed 5-12 at birth, however he was 4 weeks earlier. He has had a great deal of health problems, (asthma). I was concerned with the diabetes passing to him. His ped said that he was at a high risk, later in life to have diabetes. His asthma problems could be from the early arrival.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-02-19 13:08:03 -0600 Report

No problems that I would associate to the GD.

Child no. 1 is 11 smart has some allergies and I was on incline for 20 weeks with him.

Child no. 2 is 7 he does have an LD but I think it is neurological in orgian and nothing to do with the GD. I was on incline with him for 28 weeks.

I am now type 2 and with the strong family history I am teaching the boys to eat healthy (dosen't necessarly work).

nursing mama
nursing mama 2009-02-06 03:05:11 -0600 Report

my child is now 8 since three weve had a lot of problems health/behavoral her dr. said it could have somthing to do with my diabetes