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Reactive Hypoglycemia And Pregnancy Concerns



Author: Beverly B.
Skill: Herbalist
Date: 05-28-2011
Views: 4,163
Word Count: 211
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 5922-OR

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I have reactive hypoglycemia and with this pregnancy my blood sugar levels were affecting the placenta by causing it to age too fast. At 16 weeks the placenta was almost a 2 and at 26 weeks it was well into a stage 2. They were worried that it would not make it to 37 weeks, so I was scheduled for another ultrasound at 32 weeks.

I came home and started researching my oils stuff and started taking Ocotea and NingXia Red daily. I already had a good diet - I was (am) gluten free and no refined sugar. When I went back at 32 weeks the placenta had not aged one bit. The ultrasound tech told me I would make 40 weeks no problem.

Well, at 42+ weeks the midwife sent me back for one more ultrasound to make sure everything was still ok since I went "overdue" - the ultrasound tech and the midwife were talking over the speaker phone and were marveling over the fact that the placenta had not aged one bit since 32 weeks. I ended up going 43 weeks with this little guy! I am so thankful I was able to use the oils to control the blood sugar levels and deliver my baby safely.


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