Need to vent....
Just came back from my two weeks ob check and got so messed up. First they told me last week about the gestational diabetes and gave me my monitoring set. So I gave my best to try out what I can eat and which food doesn't work. I got some high numbers because of lactose intolerance but I'm doing perfect since three days. They sceduled an appointment with a nutrition specialist yesterday (!), untill then I wasn't even informed what gest. diabetes is and how to take care of my bloodsugar levels.
So today when I went to see my midwife they told me to go to a gynecologist instead without even telling me why. I also had an u/s last week to have a look at my low lying placenta and didn't get more information last week than "a radiologist has to take a look at it". So of course I was scared that there is something wrong with the baby. When the gynecologist finally showed up (after letting me wait 30 minutes) and I told her that I was scared she didn't even know about the u/s :shocker: and told me then that I had four bloodsugar values that were way too high and I have to take insulin. :mad: Are they kidding me????? Without giving me any instruction I figured out what to do and they wanted to hang me up on four values from last week :wtf: ....by the way one value was after an orange and the nutrition specialist yesterday told me to eat oranges before she saw that value.... So I told her that I want additional time to figure it out on my own and fortunately after some arguing she "allowed" me to try one more week because my fasting levels were all okay.
She then had a look at the u/s results and came back to tell me that the baby lookes fine but I need to have an other u/s with a specialist from Oahu on april, 8. Because they still say I'm at a high risk but didn't do a transvaginal u/s like they should have. And why I didn't have that transvaginal u/s. Do I look like I'm the specialist that knows what to do? It's my first pregnancy. And she also added that the u/s scanner the specialist has is better than the one at the hospital. Why didn't they scedule me to that specialist from the beginning? Do they really think I can just come and see them every day? And I couldn't ask any questions about the baby they saw in the u/s. I'm a biologist just telling me everything looks good after a two minutes look at some results doesn't reassure me enough. I just wanted to know things more accurate.
Well I try to calm me down now and just be happy about the additional pictures we will have from Elina and hopefully some really nice ones too :D
Goodness, that is unacceptable! I would be upset too.
Being upset is ok just try to watch your blood pressure, I know mine always gets really high when I'm mad which is not good.
You'll figure out the blood sugar thing. It's too soon to make you so on insulin when you don't even have a diet and monitoring schedule in place yet!
Yeah, that's some serious BS that gave you about the insulin. :( If your fasting numbers are good (which are the most important) than you should be able to figure out what you can and can't eat from your other meals throughout the day. It's going to take more than 1 week to figure it out.
Wow they can't just give you insulin without investigating more and letting you try to follow a diet they should assign. Sorry you have such careless care :-(
Ugh, I had a ton of typos in my first post!
How are things going???
Wow, that's crazy, I'm sorry you had to go through all that!! Is it possible to get better people??
I can tell you that most low lying placentas resolve themselves, and you still have plenty of time left for that. I know I had placenta previa until pretty late (I forget exactly when), and it resolved itself. I hope they give you better answers, though, either way!!
I had another appointment yesterday and after all those struggles I was pretty concerned. I had an u/s with a specialist last week who told me that my placenta is posterior 2.grade. So it looks good now, not lying too low anymore. But I didn't know what my midwife would say. It was acctually also my first u/s with a person I felt like he knew what he was seeing and doing because he could tell me right away that our baby girl looked fine and measured just average values. It was very encouraging to hear him and be sure that the baby is perfectly fine.:wub:
Also after my first visit with the doctor telling me about Insulin I agreed with my husband to do a double cart for bloodsugar values. One with the acctual values and one for the record in the clinic because I was sure they would hang me up on other "bad" values. I had just a few values that were too high and they were mostly when I tried out something new and didn't exactly know how much of that special carbohydratesource I can eat. I never got a plan from them so I just tried and gave my best (and cheated with approximately five values in 12 days). Now that I figured it out for me I feel more comfortable and I think I have found out what kind of food work and what not. Of course if my values get constantly high I will tell them but up to then I just go on like I did. I also put my three pounds back on. So now I gained 9 pounds since the beginning of pregnancy again and I feel comfortable like that.
Thanks for the reasurements in here, I first thought that I'm totally overreacting. But with your comfort and the backup help from my amazing husband I feel much better now.
I'm glad to hear things are going well and you're getting the hang of what you can and cannot eat. :)