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Re: [IP] Big Babies
In a message dated 3/5/02 5:44:02 PM Central Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:>
> Boy, that should have set alarm bells ringing all over the place!!!! That
> baby was HUGE for a first-time baby, and any doc worth his salt should have
> tested you VERY carefully for diabetes.
Yes, it should have alarmed someone, but didn't. This Dr was fairly young,
so he should have been "up on the latest things". Before I delivered, he
kept telling me that she would be about 7 or 8 lbs-- then to have a 10 lb 9
oz baby----what a shock.
> How much time elapsed between first and second? I wonder if you were
> starting to develop diabetes at the time of your first, and just fell
> through the cracks?
When my first child was 8 months old, I was about 10 wks pregnant and had a
miscarriage because my BS was so high. (the Dr did nothing because "my bs
was high but within normal limits" after the miscarriage). Four months
later, I had just about every diabetic symptom you could have. (my vision was
so bad that i couldn 't even see 3 feet infront of me). When I called that
Drs office, they told me "to go back on my diet and you'll be fine" I told
them that I wasn't on a diet, and immediately called the Drs office that had
done my D&C when I had the miscarriage and asked if I could be pregnant
again. they said, "It sounds like you have diabetes and got me in touch
with an internist."
At any rate, I'm glad your babies were OK -- you came out on the lucky side
> of the risk statistics!
> Yes, I am so very fortunate. My youngest spent a month in the hospital and
> came home with an NG tube because it took her over an hour to drink 2 oz of
> formula. She was a "floppy little baby". She had very poor muscle tone.
> It was such a trying time back then. But seeing her now. you would never
> know she had a rough start.
Looking back, I would ask the OB Dr questions and he would just tell me that
I was reading too many books and that everything would be fine. Boy was i
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