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    My aunt was put on bed rest for two weeks and had severe swelling when she was pregnant. She was diagnosed with having gestational diabetes.

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    late stage gestational

    I didnt know iI wa pregnant for five months, at 7 months i had a OGGT done because it ran in my family . They docovered I had bordering gestational but considered it full blown because of the history in my family.
    I was given a nice high pro diet and had to come in each week for an insulin shot and B viatmin shot. I wasnt placed on bed rest,. thouh I wanted it.

    I actually lost weight during my pregnancy and with the shots.
    Each situation is different. I wonder if she was placed on insulin shots at all?

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    • #3
      It seems kind of counterproductive to lose weight during pregnancy, but I understand why it happens. However if bed rest is the best suggestion, then it should probably be followed.

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      • #4
        Was there any other reasons for the severe swelling, like preeclampsia? I had gestational diabetes plus developed preeclampsia my last two weeks. My doctor got worried and broke my water to hurry the birth up.

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        • #5
          Not only bedrest is needed, but also restriction from sweet foods and daily insulin medication.

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          • #6
            I agree with Graceydo.If they had adviced you bed rest then go for it.

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            • #7
              losing weight during pregnancy, especially during later months of the term, sounds unreal to me, almost scary.

              How much did your baby weigh?

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              • #8
                This is a unfortunate thing, especially occurring during pregnancy times.I don't know whether bed rest causes gestational diabetes.

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                • #9
                  Swelling is part of pregnancy.

                  I hated it. Elevation helps, having the baby REALLY helps.

                  I don't know how much of it is gestational diabetes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Florentin View Post
                    losing weight during pregnancy, especially during later months of the term, sounds unreal to me, almost scary.

                    How much did your baby weigh?
                    I know! I'd be so scared if I were losing weight while I was pregnant. I wonder what effect weight loss would have on the baby? Does the baby still get all of the nutrients that it needs?

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                    • #11
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                      Bed rest is a medical treatment involving a period of consistent recumbence in bed. It is used as a treatment for an illness or medical condition, especially when prescribed or chosen rather than resulting from severe prostration or imminent death.

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