Dieting during pregnancy

Philippines
July 26, 2010 8:57pm CST
I'm already on my 7th month and my doctor advised me to diet because my sugar level went up, I'm now a gestational diabetic. I love to eat and just imagine how hard it is to control your cravings when pregnant. But of course I will follow my diet religiously for the sake of my baby. Hopefully, as with most cases of gestational diabetes, my sugar level will return to normal after my delivery. I really envy those who doesn't have to diet and can eat whatever they fancy. Well, it's just for 2 more months right? And it will all be worth it when my healthy baby comes out.
10 responses
@krnavtr (285)
• India
28 Jul 10
We have to sacrifice everything if we wish to have healthy child.Moreover we should know what all we have to eat and quantity that we should eat.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
28 Jul 10
i guess your doctor wants yout to lower down your intake of carbohydrates and sweet foods, try food that are lower in glycemic index...when you are craving for something try brushing your teeth, this will fight your craving..
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
First of all congratulations in advance. Usually pregnant mothers should eat a lot of food because they also supply energy and nutrients not only for themselves but also for their baby, that is inside their womb. However if complication arises such as yours having a gestational diabetes, dieting is a must to consider. Following the advise and prescription of your physician is very important in order for you and the baby to be safe during your pregnancy and especially when the date of the delivery is on. I'm not very familiar with your condition, but what I remember is that diabetes complication during pregnancy will tend to give you a baby with extra weight, meaning you'll be having a large baby than the usual. And this is not healthy.
@satylot (98)
27 Jul 10
Dieting doesnt mean to stop eating, it means having a balanced diet. just avoid simple sugar as they are absorbsed fast and increase body glucose. Have food in small amount and frequently.
@katsmeow1213 (28707)
• United States
27 Jul 10
With 3 of my 4 pregnancies my sugar level was high, but not high enough to cause GD. The doctors did try to tell me to cut my sugar intake.. but I did not listen, I am addicted to sweets!! None of my kids were big though.. my biggest was 7.6. What ticked me off was with my last pregnancy I saw a doctor once who was not my usual doctor.. just another one in that office. In one breath he told me I had GD (though my regular doctor said I was borderline) and in the next breath he told me my son was a pound underweight for that stage of development.. yet he was still talking about inducing early and all this other stuff. I left that appointment in tears! He had me so angry and confused and my doctor knew 1 thing I was against was another induction. Thankfully everything worked out okay.. I delivered a week late without induction and my son was 7 lbs exactly.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I'm now on my 35th week of pregnancy and during my 30th week, I was required to undergo a Glucose Tolerance Test to determine if I have gestational diabetes. Coming from a family with diabetes, I made sure I follow a diet to prevent me from having GD. Was so glad the results were normal. But I consulted a dietician and I followed a High-Fiber and High Protein Diet. I used to be scared before because everything I eat feels like it would spike my sugar level. I opt to buy whole wheat, whole grain food. Veggies and fruits also make up my diet. It works for me and I hope it works for you too.
@abhi000 (235)
• India
27 Jul 10
I really thanks to your advice.If we really need healthy and lovely baby the mother should know control her meal and what should she had to take and not to take,what is affect if she eat such things.
@bkrm_gupt (220)
• India
27 Jul 10
Wow!We should sacrifice every thing for our child if we want healthy and lovely child.
@irisseno (134)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
i was also adviced to have a diet during my pregnancy period because my baby was on a breached position..so the doctor said that i should avoid eating to much,i was even prohibit from drinking softdrinks..they said that by avoiding eating to much it will make the baby have more room inside my womb...fortunately, my baby changed his position on the latter part so i got a normal delivery...thanks God.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
My sister in law is also on a diet cause she delivered her first baby with the c-section and now she is pregnant again. The doctor advised her to be on a diet cause its not good if the baby is too big and she just had a surgery 9 months ago.