Don’t panic, I am not pregnant again! 🙂 I am just catching up and giving myself a chance to get over the trauma of childbirth before writing about it.

Written on the 7th September

This week I have been getting to grips with giving myself insulin injections. It is a shame that I need to take it in a morning on an empty stomach because every time I do it my stomach flips. Michael keeps saying that he wouldn’t be able to do it and I have to keep reminding him that I do not have a choice.

I have a terrible phobia of needles and if you had asked me if I could inject myself with insulin every morning a few weeks ago I would have said no. I can do it now though because I have to. Keeping the baby safe is much more important than indulging my phobias. The needle is only small (not like the sprite syringe I had anticipated). It isn’t very pleasant though as I have to leave the needle in my leg whilst I count to 10.

Several midwives have told me that they usually induce people at 38 weeks if they are on insulin. I have an appointment with the consultant tomorrow and I should find out then. It doesn’t give me much time to get my head around the idea if they do want to induce me as I will be 38 weeks on Monday.


To see a collage of my pregnancy photos and links to all of my posts so far visit my Pregnancy Diaries.

 Posted by Charlotte on November 3, 2015 Pregnancy & Childbirth  Add comments

  2 Responses to “Pregnancy Diaries – 37 Weeks”


    Sorry to hear about your pregnancy troubles, it is so good that you are overcoming your fear of needles.


      I don’t think I will ever be cured. I had so many needles and drips during his birth but I still nearly passed out eps hen I had to have a blood test onWednesday to see if the diabetes has gone. I get the results next week. Fingers crossed! x

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