I would really like to know what other mothers over age 35 have to say about what I am dealing with at my new job. I work in a very small office. My boss, a woman, had gestational diabetes during her last pregnancy, which, like my current pregnancy, was much later in life than her prior pregnancies, and over the age of 35. She recently gave me a good "talking to" about how I should be worried about all manner of things, including a lengthy and heated explanation about her gestational diabetes experience. Four of seven of my co-workers have now made comments about how much I am eating, one freaked out at me today in a meeting when I said I wanted to bring strawberry shortcake to our Friday-communal-lunch, and said, "YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO EAT SUGAR!!" Why do my fellow office workers feel they can make medical diagnosis??? I am seriously being harassed by people who are alternately bringing me their maternity clothes, and being very nice. I have no health insurance yet because I have been fighting with the state for state coverage for nearly two months now (since shortly after I found out I was pregnant), and have yet to be approved. I don't make enough for private health insurance, nor to pay out of pocket for prenatal care, so they are giving me heck about that, too, and I have no doctor to tell me that they are wrong. HELP!!!! I found the statistic about gestational diabetes occurring in only 4% of pregnancies on this site, but I can't find statistics for it specifically for moms-to-be over the age of 35. Anyone got any sources I can quote? All their nosiness and worry about my business is stressing me out, which is bad for the baby. I'm new at the job, and this nonsense is coming from my manager on down. ???View Thread
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