I am 32 weeks pregnant and I really feel like I want another ultrasound mainly to see how big my baby is at this point. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at around 16 weeks or so primarily as a precautionary measure because I had type 2 diabetes going into this pregnancy(as I did with my last pregnancy and did not get gestational diabetes) Well, I followed the diet and tracked my sugars and at some times they were almost too low, so I did some experiments and ate "bad" food and tested my sugars and they were within the normal range, so for the last month or maybe a little more I have just ate what I wanted to,I did tell my ob doc and because my glucose monitoring had showed good numbers no one batted an eye, well about 2 weeks ago at my ob appt I was spilling sugar in my urine test, and my blood sugars were up(160+)for 3 days,after removing all sugar and most carbs from my diet they finally are within normal again(on a very strict diet) I am scared that the time I was not really checking them they were elevated and I fear this could have lead to problems with the baby,mainly the baby rapidly gaining weight and it also can slow down lung growth. I don't think this fear is your typical motherly fear and I know most ob's will shine you on if you ask for an extra ultrasound because they feel it's not necessary because of the one you get at about 24 weeks, my fetal survey at 24 weeks was perfect and I wasn't strictly following the diet then either(but my sugars were perfect)I don't know what to do, I've been really paranoid this whole pregnancy and I've always shared my fears with my doc and I don't think he'll take me serious. Has anyone else asked for another ultrasound and got it? I have private insurance that I know will pay for one so I'm sure that helps a little but I don't know what to do, I don't want to have a 12lb child, nor do I want to have a sick baby. I feel so bad, this is my fault. My sugars were so normal that I thought I was ok, I never took the glucose tolerance test or anything they just threw the diet at me because of my past medical history which hadn't played a factor in my other pregnancies.Thanks,and sorry this is so long
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