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LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

LouLou
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
It is my understanding that reserves don't help the baby grow so being overweight (not saying you are) doesn't mean a woman doesn't need to gain weight. My cf clinic had these same request of me with weight gain as yours. How much weight have you gained in the 28 weeks? CFers pancreatic problems can lead to low birth weight which can cause preterm labor...or for the OB clinic to want to get the baby out early. Not sure I'd agree that being on earth premature is better than being in even a comprimised uterus but I digress.

From what I've heard the cf doctors believe low birth weight and premature delivery is more linked to nutrition than lungs. The OB world generally thinks that cf mothers deliver babies early because of O2 deprivation. Although my clinic tracks both closely. Maybe it's both who knows? Low birth weight and premature labor is caused by something called IUGR (interuterine growth restraint). According to my OB clinic, most cf moms have this to some degree. It is caused by one or more of the following in cf ) 1) lack of O2 to baby 2) lack of nutrition to baby 3) jsut a small baby (not cf related). They will detect and diagnose IUGR if your baby falls below 10% on the size charts determined from ultrasound. Now remember after 32 (or maybe it was 36) weeks the margin of error with u/s sizing is plus or minus 1 lb. which is huge when the baby only weighs 3-5 lbs. so then if they detect a smaller than 10% baby they do NST (non stress testing) which can determine if it's 1, 2 or 3 that is causing the baby to be small. My baby was progressing just fine up to 32 weeks when I began to decline any further u/s testing. You can read my post about risks of u/s. It bugged me enough that I didn't want to test unnecessarily. I don't want to non stress test or have u/s unless something else is not right with one or more of the following: my weight gain, my fundus height, baby's heartrate, baby's movement. They agreed that if all 4 of these things were on track that I could forgo u/s. I don't know that all cfers are tracked so closely for IUGR but there is reason to track it especially if you or baby presents as a risk for it.

I wouldn't worry that you're going to go preterm this early. Just eat right with the diabetes in mind. Also what is your O2 sat? My clinic says as long as it's above 96 the baby is meeting its needs.

JohnnaMarie was the last cfer pregnant on here (I think) that went gestational. Do a search on her. I remember her asking for recipe ideas of things to eat to boost calories while staying on diet.

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

tara
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
I was gestational diabetic. I do take enzymes and when not pregnant, my BMI ranges from 18-19 (nearly "underweight") My sugars were so out of whack I did go on insulin. I was terrified of the finger prick at first, so you can imagine how I felt about insulin. But you do what you gotta do, right?

I managed just fine and actually preferred insulin over a low carb diet. Diabetes is all about carbs. Through trial and error we figured out how many units of insulin I needed per number of carbs. (turned out I needed 1 unit of humolog per 15 carbs, which is a really low dose) I did have to count carbs, but I could eat anything I wanted. The more carbs, the more insulin. My numbers were always within range that way.

My OB referred me to a gestational diabetes team at my hosptial called "Sweet Success". They are a group of dieticians that monitor my blood sugars and met with me once a month I believe. They are not used to seeing CFers (I was the first!) so their diet is strict low carb. But they did work with me on my needs in combination with my CF nutritionist as well. It might be worth a visit to see your dietician (cf dietician or a diabetic dietician, or both!)

I don't know much about pre-term labor. I went full term (never went into labor) 38 weeks with twins. One baby was large (7#6oz) and one was small (4#11oz). The size difference is rare, but happens sometimes with twins. I was never worried about pre-term labor. I figured if it happens it happens. I did have a scare at 34 weeks, but a shot of terbutaline stopped the contractions (after a lengthy 10 hour visit to labor and delivery!!!)

Tara

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

JazzysMom
07-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I developed gestational diabetes while pregnant. My weight wasnt poor, but it wasnt what is expecting from a normal pregnancy so they didnt even try to control things with diet. I was put on insulin and just ate normally. I only put on 18 pounds during the whole pregnancy so I couldnt imagine if I had to restrict or relearn how to eat.

I am pancreatic insufficient and only delivered early by c section because of my history of hemoptysis. The baby & I were doing well until month 8 rolled around and my hemoptysis reared its head.

Not knowing how easily you burn weight with exacerbations etc I would think you are ok weight wise, but if restrict your diet to control your sugars ends up being a real problem then address it.


Good Luck!

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07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I was told by my cf doc and my ob who has had many cf moms that the risk of preterm is due to mainly lung related issues. Now I'm sure if u were very manlourished or thin that would increase the risk, but you aren't! Gestational db doesn't mean you are increased chance to go preterm. GD is very common, esp with cfers. I'm upset to hear you say that 'if you go next week you'll be 28 wks and the baby will be fine.'-Why would you go early, like next week?
Is the baby fine? It irritates me that some docs put this fear in women when if you sit back at look at the situation calmly, everything is probably fine.
I gained 20 lbs with my preg-the docs nagged me and nagged me all 9 mons to gain more, but I just didn't have the apetite. I was fine-carried full term, 41 wks actually. Maybe you have other issues I'm not familiar with-could you explain?
How are your lungs? Are you on lots of meds? Have you asked the ob if everything with the baby is fine?
Did you have weight issues before?
See with me, I knew I never had weight isssues prior to preg-I was always about 125 at 5'3. I knew that once that baby wasn't pressing on my tummy anymore my apetite would return and I'd be fine. Logic. Don't let them shove food down your throat-your weight is more than healthy! Focus on the GD issue, don't get too heavy bc that can make it worse. Thats my advice-eat what you want and forget the weight gain worry. Just relax-gained more than enough weight and not gaining tons more isn't going to send u into preterm labor. If there aren't any other big cf issues going on here, enjoy your pregnancy and know that though many cf moms do go early-it doesn't mean you will. The docs had me biting my nails every week worrying I was gonna go too early and not be prepared....and there i was a week overdue eating spicy food so I'd go into labor!
I would say to you-relax, enjoy the pregnancy, and look at things from a broad perspective-you have gained enough weight (regardless of what 'cf' standrds say, they are always trying to shove too much food down our throats!), your baby is healthy and fine and everything else is fine. There is no reason to go preterm.

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07-06-2007, 05:37 PM
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07-06-2007, 05:37 PM
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Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

Scarlett81
07-06-2007, 06:06 PM
hi bonnie,
i didn't know u were having such a hard time-it will all be worth it though! keep visualizing holding your little peanut close everytime you throw up, your back spasms or you pee your pants! lol.
personally, i think your weight seems fine, don't stress about every calorie. i did that and it really distracted me from the joy of my pregnancy. everything turned out fine in the end anyway.
wish u the best, and the end is just around the corner!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

JohnnaMarie
07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey there:

I have to say that diet control worked very well for me. My blood sugar was always in the safe zone. I concentrated on taking is as many carbs as my sugars would allow and increasing my protein and fats to up my calorie intake. Read all of your food labels like they are the most interesting thing you have ever read. They are invaluable to keep you on the right track!!<img src="">

Protein kept me going and helped me to gain that half pound a week. I stayed at a healthy weight the whole pregnancy, but had to eat like a mad woman the last couple of months to keep my weight up. I was looking back in my food logs and was amazed by what all I was eating, lots of everything with just enough carbs to keep me and Matthew healthy! Some days I noticed I tolerated sugar better than others...so, you just have to take it one day at a time. Also, with me if I paired a protein food with a food with higher carbs in it my blood sugar seemed to stay in a better range. My numbers ranged from 80 fasting in the morning to 130 that was two hours after eating a meal. Always check your sugars two hours after a meal and at fasting and more often if your doc says so. Keeping a food log helped me to keep on top of my sugars and to learn what worked for my body. It is a whole new way of eating when you have to watch your sugars, but it is totally worth it to prevent having that baby before it is due to come out!! That was the averages of my blood sugars. oh, don't eat fast food!!! The sandwiches are loaded with more carbs than you can imagine. I really messed up my sugar readings a few times with fast food. Just stay away from it all!! Sandwiches that you think are lower carb are still to high.. Roast Beef at Arby's for example is too high in carbs. Stay away from french fries, potatoes, white bread, white rice is not so good either( I used that Sara Lee Delightful bread( it has half the carbs of normal bread)ice cream, the obvious sugary things....don't drink your carbs either.....watch out for cereals too. Juice is crazy for your blood sugar..... They are so high in carbs. I often had an English muffin, cheese, sausage sandwich for breakfast with a decaf tea. Often times I ate two of those, oh and regular spagetti avoid it. It ups your blood sugar like mashed potatoes do!!! Instead try the whole wheat versions of pasta. The carbs process slower and teamed up with protein like cheese and hamburger go through your system nice and slow. That is what you want. Slow releasing carbs. You have to be very careful and aware of what you are eating when you go gestational. I worked really hard at it and was lucky enough that it worked for me and I did not have to take insulin. I don't know if and when I have another baby if I will be that lucky, but here is hoping!!

If you have too much trouble with keeping your sugars under control there is always insulin. It is not the enemy if you have exhaused other avenues of controling your sugars, or if your sugars are running in the danger zone. I had a mild case of gestational, so I could get away with strict diet changes. I am not sure how the insulin in your body is working for you.....I have a very shriveled up pancrease and need to take enzymes to help digest food. Some of it still works for me, but I have to take some enzymes to help out my digestion. My blood sugars went back to normal after I delivered Matthew and they continue to stay normal at this point. I do check them randomly to make sure. The key is to catch the problem as soon as you can. We have to fight to keep ourselves healthy!! Your body may just not be able to keep your sugars down with strict diet control, or it may respond very well to upping the protein intake and fat intake, dairy is a good source of calories, watch out for sweetened yogurts tho, go plain and add fruit to it.

I hope that you can control it with diet. I
You stay healthy and keep that baby in there until 38+ weeks you can do it!!

Ask me anything, I will try to be online more.

Much Love and all the Best to YOu!~!

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mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote></div>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know

mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote></div>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know

mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote></div>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know

mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote></div>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know

mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know

mom2lillian
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>bonniebaby</b></i>

I'm pancreatic sufficient but this happens more often in women over 35. Luckily I won't need insulin if dietary changes work but I won't gain any weight and may lose some if my caloric intake is restricted. My weight is approx 150 right now at 27.5 weeks and when not pregnant I need to weigh at least 110. So I have plenty of fat stores to burn if necessary-whew!



I've seen posts about preterm labor and CF - that it is thought to be due to pancreatic issues. Is it that due to the body not being able to sustain adequate weight gain? Do I need to be concerned that since I need a few hundred more calories a day than healthy women my size/activity level, and with caloric intake reduction on a diabetes diet--- that I might go into preterm labor?



Ack. Luckily I will be 28 weeks along on monday so the baby will likely survive outside the womb already.



I'd appreciate any advice or info. I also left a message for my CF doctor since she already told me I MUST gain a half to one pound a week for the rest of the pregnancy even though I am actually slightly overweight right now.</end quote>

Bonnie-

Sounds like you are in teh same boat I was. I failed 2/4 #'s on the 3 hour test thus I was not considered gestational but we tracked it as if I were to be on the safe side. My doc ordered the test at 10 weeks because we knew I was at higher risk and I dealt with it for my entire pregnancy, in addition both my ssters are type 1 diabetics. I know ALOT about diabetes unfortunately. Please feel free to PM me with any ?'s. I am assuming they are setting you up with a dietician?

The diagnosis does not mean you will not gain any weight. You will have to coutn carbs and balance that with protein and fat to regulate blood sugars. I woudl be happy to tell you alot of my sample meals if you are interested but I will wait to see if you are meeting with your own dietician first and I dont have alot time to type right now.

YOu can still gain weight while being on a gestational diet just from the right sources. In additoin the docs are so hyper careful with CF'ers IMO, and I dont think it is necessary fro someone like you or I (a bit fluffy <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">) to gain all that weight, fi you are eating as you should then whatever you gain is right amoutn, I understand thec oncern when someone is already underweight. The doctors also did this to me as the 1st few weeks on gestational diet I was sitll limiting fats etc as I was used to and very low carbs (too low I found out after meetin giwth dietician again) and I was loosing weight and they had me so petrified after that appt that I started eating like crazy and gained what they said or more, then later in 3rd tri is when my body naturally started gaining alot so then I had really overdone it. Next tiem I will relax and let my body do the talking and do what feels right.

Having gestational puts you at a bit higher risk for early delivery but only if you let your sugars run wild otherwise not really. WIth diabetes teh placenta gets calcified or 'old' faster so sometimes they will enduce at 38 weeks or so, they will not let you go overdue--I was 1 day overdue but not by their choice. I also was on rest for a while and work restrictions etc as I had a bleed at 19 weeks and then started having regular contractions all the time at 20 weeks. I guess I am telling youthis so you know it doesnt mean you wont carry to term, I was an absolute petrified mess the 1st time around and I also looked each week to see what the chances were she woudl survive if born at this week, what chances were there would be no brain damage etc etc.

take care and dont stress! easier said than done I know