Preeclampsia and GD

I'm a FTM and about 28 weeks pregnant. My doc has me so worried about preeclampsia and GD that I'm almost afraid to eat anything. My blood pressure has been great the whole pregnancy and I've been taking aspirin since week 12, but I gained about 15 lbs according to the doc's scale in a month. I feel like I've done something wrong, and I don't know what to do to fix it. Anyone else have anxiety like this? Any tips?
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Just remember you know what feels right and you have the tools to make informed decisions on your health. Unfortunately being plus size or higher BMI sometimes makes doctors assume the worst. But plenty of moms have healthy babies and normal pregnancies even if they do have GD or preeclampsia.

whether or not someone gets preeclampsia is essentially a guessing game based on risk factors. There isn’t a ton of research on it. If they started you on aspirin it’s just a preventative because of having more than one risk factor, and it’s better to be safer than not in the case of preeclampsia which can be very dangerous. I’m obese, 35.5 weeks pregnant, 250lb. I started at 215. My first pregnancy I started at 175 and ended at 220. I have no history of high blood pressure and didn’t have preeclampsia or GD with either pregnancy (so far). I was on aspirin both pregnancies to reduce risk. There isn’t a lot of research on why some women develop this issues but it’s so important to stay on top of it. It’s not that you’ve done anything wrong, but instead look at it this way: they are monitoring you closely to make sure you have a safe pregnancy. Pregnancy historically is very dangerous, and data suggests 30% of women died from complications of childbirth before modern medicine.

Adding more anecdotal evidence, my friend who was at a healthy weight during pregnancy had GD, and another friend who also is at a textbook healthy weight had preeclampsia. The only tips I have is try not to look at it as what you’re “doing wrong” which is nothing. Look at it as extra protection and guidance. Snack on fruits and veggies, go for walks as best you can. Much love.

Placenta is what makes you insulin resistant causing GD. Mine has been very supportive and non judgmental saying if you get it we will treat it.

They seem to do this, scare you about GD and Preeclampsia. Just because you're big that you are certain to get it. If you are making correct decisions for yourself and making healthy choices. You should be on top of these. It can happen to plus size womans and women with normal bmi. My blood pressure has been fab all the way to now, and so has my pee test. I'm still waiting on the GD test, but I feel it shouldn't be a problem for me.

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