Got to hear the heartbeat again today :) I get so excited to see it and I told the nurse “the baby likes hiding out in the left side so be sure to check there first.” Lo and behold that’s where s/he was! The Down’s Syndrome test came back negative, the 24 hour preeclampsia test is normal, blood pressure is good and his/her heart rate is 150 bpm.
Just four years ago, I was told by four different doctors that I could not get pregnant. I pretty much gave up ever wanting to become a mother.
Now I have an ob basically telling me there is no way I or the baby can be so healthy and here I am.
This is Uben. He stole some raw yeast dough and had explosive farts and projectile diarrhea for…
My OB is an idiot.
I have t1 diabetes, and I’m pregnant which puts me at high risk status. So I have to check 6 times a day, which is no big deal, but lately since I’ve been closely monitoring my carb intake I have (on average) 2-3 hypo’s a day. Once I got two 30’s in one day! My endocrinologist is lowering my insulin because of that. So I get a call from my ob yesterday telling me she wants me on 18 units of Novolog AND 36 units of this NPH insulin all before breakfast. If you did the math correctly that is 54 total units of insulin before the first meal of the day.
She also wants me to skip lunchtime insulin, and then to take the 54 total units of insulin before dinner, than another 36 before bedtime.
I called my endocrinologist to inform her of these changes and she was just shocked. She basically told me that if I listened to my OB, I could go into a coma taking that much insulin before bedtime.
Both of my doctors get a weekly update of my glucose numbers. The ob seems to focus only on the 1 or 2 high glucose numbers a week and forgoes the many, many hypo’s. The only reason I had 2 high numbers was due to Thanksgiving, my endocrinologist said it was totally fine and she expected it since as she put it “you’re not a robot.” She also stated that since I’ve been doing so well, it wouldn’t harm the baby having only 1 or 2 high numbers that week. It is a bit stressful but more than that it’s confusing. Who do you listen to? I’m very fortunate that I do have an endocrinologist who cares and she told me not to stress about it and that she would talk with the ob to find out how she got these insulin dosages.
I have to wait until the 20th to see the new ob that is much closer to my house, so I’m not saying anything until then.
Oh the ob had no idea how to write the prescription for my insulin or the syringes/needles and asked me how to do it. I have no clue how to write a prescription! My poor pharmacy was so confused so I had to explain to them what I needed. Luckily Wegman’s is awesome.
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