From the time I started this blog Bita was one of the first to say she would love to be interviewed. Being newly pregnant and handling a two year old we were constantly rescheduling our interview and photos. As soon as we were going to go for it Bita got the news that she had developed placenta previa and would have to take it very easy. Her busy schedule had to come to a halt! Bita’s second son on the way is already causing trouble! With a 10 day stint in the hospital, she was forced to slow down, and wait it out until she can welcome her baby boy. As soon as this happened our interview shifted from Mommy tips to Bump of the Month. Bita is superwoman! She has faced this head on, choosing to stay positive, reading a lot of David Foster Wallace, and keeping her schedule as similar to her normal everyday life as possible. The way she manages her son Asher, her husband, and maintains a home during this pregnancy would put anyone to shame. She is positive, upbeat, and I learned so much from this interview that any pregnant woman going through similar issues should take her advice on how to get through it. Once the baby is born I will just have to come back for more parenting tips!
36 weeks pregnant
Maintaining a normal schedule from bed
On top of everything Bita developed Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes happens in pregnant women who don’t have diabetes but have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy. So her days of cravings were numbered. Although she says she doesn’t believe in cravings. She says it’s just an excuse pregnant woman use in order to eat whatever they want. She was tested at 26 weeks, where she had to drink something and then give blood and see how her body broke down the glucose. She failed that and had to go take the more sever test which involved fasting, drinking this sugary drink and taking three more blood tests to see how the glucose is broken down.
There is no direct link between placenta previa and gestational diabetes, but most people who have P.P also get G.D.
This pregnancy she isn’t eating as bad