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Jacqueline A.

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my second pregnancy and I was shocked. My first pregnancy was such a great experience, I never thought that diabetes would be a part of my pregnancy vocabulary. Testing positive for gestational diabetes was overwhelming and combined with my age made my pregnancy high risk. After my diagnosis, I was very depressed but I was assigned a wellness nurse who suggested that I sign up for text4baby. She told me that helpful texts would be sent to my phone throughout my pregnancy and after my baby was born. I decided to give it a try, and I’ve enjoyed text4baby immensely. 

The text4baby messages about gestational diabetes and general health and nutrition helped me to keep my pregnancy healthy and free of complications. Luckily I didn’t have to take any medications but had to prick my finger three times a day and record my insulin levels. At first I was hesitant, but became adept at pricking my finger and recognizing what foods I could and could not eat. As text4baby told me, gestational diabetes can be controlled when you have the right information and care.Text4baby reduced my stress about treating my diabetes by sending informative messages, reminders of appointments, and positive information about breastfeeding and signs of labor. Also It also felt like the messages were personalized just for me, and I had support and someone there who cared how I was doing in my pregnancy because. The text4baby messages were emotionally supportive as well as medically informative. I know now where to get all the information I need. I truly enjoyed receiving the texts. They just put a smile on my face. I'm so happy that my nurse suggested text4baby! I highly recommend this service to other moms with gestational diabetes. The most important thing to tell other moms with gestational diabetes is to remain positive; it can be controlled to keep you and your baby healthy. It is also important to have good eating habits, which can be difficult, but with text4baby’s help it can be done! On November 1, 2011, I delivered a healthy baby boy named Caiden. I missed receiving my weekly texts after Caiden turned a year old. I am currently expecting my third child and have not tested positive for gestational diabetes but, with text4baby, I know I would be okay either way. I know text4baby would be there to help me through my pregnancy and to have a healthy baby.

 

 
  • Guest (Julie)

    Thanks Jacqueline! I enjoyed reading your story. I did not have gestational diabetes, but I was worried about having it since I don't always eat healthy and I had lots of pregnancy cravings for sweets. I was really happy when my glucose test came back negative. I can't imagine being on a specific diet during pregnancy but it sounds like you did a good job and had a healthy baby!

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