Happy to be Fine

Last Friday, the hubby and I took a day-off to go to the hospital for some blood tests I had to take. My OB-Gyne wanted to make sure I was 100% healthy and free of diseases that I might transfer to the baby during pregnancy. The nervous wreck that I was, I couldn’t help but panic. Good thing the hubby stayed by my side to calm my nerves.

The results of my blood tests came out in the afternoon. I was glad to find out I was fine (which means the baby was fine, too!). I didn’t have gestational diabetes and Hepa B. My urinalysis was okay, I just needed to drink more water. My CBC is generally okay, except that I had mild anemia. Note to self: must get more serious with taking my iron supplements!

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Gestational Diabetes

When I got pregnant, I had very little knowledge about the risks and dangers of pregnancy. All I knew was that I was going to be okay as long as I took my vitamins and visited my OB. But it seems there is more to pregnancy than meets the eye. Every week, new developments happen to the baby and new physical and psychological changes are experienced by the mother.

One of my fears in this pregnancy is getting gestational diabetes. Basically, this is diabetes acquired by non-diabetic pregnant woman only during her pregnancy, especially during the third trimester when a dramatic weight gain is inevitable. On my last pre-natal check-up, I was advised by my OB to take a sort of glucose test to find out if I have gestational diabetes. It was not that she thought I had it, it was more of a precautionary measure.

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