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i have gestational diabetes and im on insulin with humilin 12 doses.. im 36 weeks pregnant exactly and i just had a growth scan 2 days ago and my baby is 2 weeks behind and is weighing  very little at 4.7 lbs. what could be the reason hes not gaining?
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You tell us how many shots you take but NOT how much or what kind orwhat your BG is.

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hello,

scans are not very accurate at this stage of the pregnancy, so do not worry too much about the scan results.  At that stage of pregnancy I had 1 scan saying my baby was 8 lbs and another saying she was 5 lbs, different technician within 2 days of eachother.  She turned out to be 7 lbs 6 oz, a perfect weight for her.  

The best thing you can do for your baby at this stage of your pregnancy is to keep your blood sugars normal (80-120) as much as you can, and eat healthy and nutritious diet.  regular gentle exercise will also help.
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