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just had my antenatal check...baby is slightly posterior (back slightly near my spine) so can be born facing up...have protein and glucose+ in my urine. im nearly 36 weeks pregnant. told to do... Read More

  1. by   uk_nurse
    Quote from Audreyfay
    Have you had a Glucose Tolerance Test done? If not, please ask to have one done. Of all the moms I've seen with gestational diabetes, none ever had any symptoms. In addition to cutting out sweets, avoid fruit juices (the fresh fruit is okay though), and do not drink regular soda, sugared tea, or regular koolaid. Hey, you only have one month to go! I pray all will go well. Take care, Audrey - ex OB nurse and current diabetes educator.

    my midwife has not suggested a glucose tolerance test. all she said was i have eaten too much sweet things. she told me about my diet ...eating properly but i said its xmas and i dont eat as much sweet stuff all the time. i havent got to see her again till 17th jan, where i will be 38 weeks (if i go that far as others born at 37 and 38 weeks). my midwife to be honest didnt seem too concerned. im not happy with seeing her then so im going to try and see if i can get an appt for next week when she is there. im also going to test myself to see if i still have glucose in my urine.


    thanks everyone for all your replies
  2. by   Dawn27
    Quote from uk_nurse
    my midwife has not suggested a glucose tolerance test. all she said was i have eaten too much sweet things. she told me about my diet ...eating properly but i said its xmas and i dont eat as much sweet stuff all the time. i havent got to see her again till 17th jan, where i will be 38 weeks (if i go that far as others born at 37 and 38 weeks). my midwife to be honest didnt seem too concerned. im not happy with seeing her then so im going to try and see if i can get an appt for next week when she is there. im also going to test myself to see if i still have glucose in my urine.


    thanks everyone for all your replies
    Policy in our trust and in aothers I have worked in is to offer the glucose tolerance test if there are 2 episodes of glycosuria or history of gestational diabetes or immediate family history of diabetes mellitus. Personally I think an earlier appointment is justified UK_nurse
  3. by   uk_nurse
    Quote from Dawn27
    Policy in our trust and in aothers I have worked in is to offer the glucose tolerance test if there are 2 episodes of glycosuria or history of gestational diabetes or immediate family history of diabetes mellitus. Personally I think an earlier appointment is justified UK_nurse
    thanks Dawn. there is no history of gestational diabetes and no one in my family is diabetic but my husbands father had diabetes, insulin controlled, in later life. i am definately going to get an earlier appt.thanks for your advice as im not a midwife and dont know how things work.
  4. by   uk_nurse
    had my antenatal yesterday, my urine is clear . im now 37 weeks and cant wait now till baby is born. I just hope baby turns, but glad all is ok. thanks everyone for your replies will let you know when big day has arrived.
  5. by   Dawn27
    Really pleased things are as they should be, take it easy and just enjoy theses last few weeks.
  6. by   jeepgirl
    I think I've forgotten why it's bad to have your baby "sunny side up?" I know that we talked about it in my OB course but I just cannot remember!
  7. by   uk_nurse
    [QUOTE=jeepgirl] why it's bad to have your baby "sunny side up?" I know that we talked about it in my OB course but I just cannot remember![/QUOTE


    thanks for that ..... :chuckle

    hey Dawn. was wondering where in west mids u work?
  8. by   Dawn27
    Hi have sent you a private message uk_nurse hope you don't mind.
  9. by   Fiona59
    Because it hurts!! -- Baby's spine is over mum's spine is how they explained it to me. The pressure is felt in the lower back.
  10. by   nurseunderwater
    Hi mama -

    My #3 baby was born posterior - at home in the water with a midwife. My first 2 were too fast - 4 and 3 hours, so it was actually a blessing. My midwife had to do a little internal pressure on my bottom to make a little extra room, but other than that it was a wonderful 11 hour - textbook buildup and peak labor. I second blue-eyes...watch your sugar and protien intake. Also there is a homeopathic remedy for turning a post baby....homeopathy

    Good luck, sending smooth labor vibes.

    Kate
  11. by   nurseunderwater
    As my midwife explained and showed me.... when you deliver a baby face up the presenting part of the head is not the crown it is the front of the forehead and the top of the skull...which is a bit in larger diameter - hence a 6 1/2 # baby "feels" like a 12.
  12. by   uk_nurse
    Quote from Dawn27
    Hi have sent you a private message uk_nurse hope you don't mind.

    have replied to ur PM via private message too
  13. by   hisrib
    my daughter was face up..........it HURT but since she was my first I didn't know any difference. I just had to push for two hours and had a second degree tear plus the episiotomy. Hoping baby #2 will be face down!

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