Amber’s Story - Controlling Gestational Diabetes with Food

*Because everyone is unique, individual results vary.


Amber-before-and-after.jpgDuring my first pregnancy in 2014 and before I discovered Nutritional Weight and & Wellness, I had gained at least 25 pounds by the time I was 31 weeks pregnant. I wasn't sleeping well, and definitely lacked energy. My pregnancy ended in an induction at 37 weeks due to preeclampsia and high blood pressure. Ultimately, I delivered via C-section and needed a dilation and curettage (D&C) to remove tissue from my uterus and a blood transfusion. I avoided the scale, but I gained at least 50 pounds during this pregnancy, and recovery was a long road.

I am now pregnant again, and after taking Nutrition 4 Weight Loss last year and continuing to meet with my nutritionist, JoAnn, I have learned so much about how to take better care of myself. At 31 weeks, I am much smaller overall and less puffy. But, more importantly, I feel so much better this time around. I have energy to play with my almost three-year-old and I am able to sleep at night.

Controlling My Blood Sugar with Diet

After getting back on track with the Nutritional Weight and & Wellness way of eating after my early diagnosis of gestational diabetes, I am easily controlling my blood sugar with diet and exercise. At this point, I am still within 6 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. So far, my blood pressure looks great, and I am on track for a trial of labor and hopefully a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), a HUGE goal of mine!

I just wanted to say thank you. Nutritional Weight &and Wellness has played a huge role in my pregnancy success thus far.

Find Out More About Nutrition During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant or know someone who is? Learn more about nutrition during pregnancy in our popular Dishing Up Nutrition podcast and in this Tips When Eating for Two video segment.

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