I went to the doctor yesterday and it turns out my hives have an official name and are common during pregnancy. The official name is “Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy” or “PUPPP”. The bad news – it could last for the remainder of my pregnancy. The good news – I have some prescription meds now that can help the itching.
Starting next week, I will start going to the doctor twice a week for non-stress tests during which they will monitor the baby to make sure all is well. The doctor assured me that this is a normal precaution that they take with pregnant moms who are experiencing health issues, such as my gestational diabetes. My doctor also said again that I may not go all the way to my due date, but that if I was induced, that I wouldn’t be induced too early either as they want to make sure the baby’s lungs are developed okay. So I may get another ultrasound in a couple weeks to check up on her development. I am excited about getting another ultrasound, since I have only had one so far. It’ll be so cool to get to see her again. *sigh* Only 5 1/2 more weeks to go!