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    Gestational diabetes

    Ugh. This is fun. Joys of being pregnant aye, random bleeding (cervical ectropion, hidden polyp) general sucky health with my ears... now gd...

    Although I'm convinced the result was down to dehydration (resting heart rate was 150, came down to 130s with a pint of water) but at the same time, the reading was quite high... anyway, always a good idea to get back into healthy eating habits before having the baby...

    I have a few concerns, mainly birthing, as chances are I'll have to have baby around 38 weeks via induction or c section... ptsd is pushing merr more towards c section, but already having had upwards of 10 operations, I'd rather a natural birth. Ugh. So much going round in my mind. Feeling rather overwhelmed currently..

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    I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed! I have a few friends who've done fine with GD during pregnancy. Everything will be all right. I know you're happy about being pregnant, about the opportunity to be a mother, so hopefully these struggles will be balanced by those thoughts. Hang in there!

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    Is a C section something you want ?

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    Thank you batya, yes focusing on my baby is what's making all this worth it, it just feels like every turn there's something else top challenge me. It takes its toll.

    Seraphim,
    I'd much rather a natural birth, but I don't think I can cope with an induction, too much fiddling around down there and the last two appointments I had internal examinations I've had to use Benzos to be calm enough to cope, it triggers the ptsd so badly and I don't want to be going through that just as I'm about to meet my baby. I have no idea what to do 🙁

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    The thing is with a C section is major abdominal surgery with a lot of invasive procedures. How would your PTSD cope with that? I mean it is a surgery you are awake for.

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    I had a near emergency c after laboring with an epidural that I requested as soon as I got to the hospital. Yes, pregnancy has its downsides and some are kinda gross. So does caring for a newborn and even an almost 11 year old child. It's probably going to be that way long term. I work on coping strategies regularly. I wish you the best!!

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    Maybe make a birth plan closer to the birth.

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    I can cope with surgery, but it isn't something I take lightly. I can't cope with people examining down there and doing things that are either painful or uncomfortable :( it's hard. But I'll discuss with my professionals closer to the time. If I still have a fast heart rate they may decide induction isn't the way to go due to the strain (150 is great for exercise but not for resting) I really hope I go naturally! Too much anxiety and information to take in today, just gotta take it one step at a time..

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    Just take a day at a time. Discuss with your professionals what is comfortable for you. Just remember to be nervous is normal.

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    First two readings taken are nicely under the top acceptable number. Haven't done much different so far.

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