Monday, December 6, 2010

High Triglycerides & HDL Cholesterol

Last week, I was told by my OB that I needed to have bloodwork done before I went to her.  I picked last week because it was nearer to my check-up date.

So I made a home-service appointment for a very early Thursday morning blood drawing and within seconds, I was done.  My Panget also had his test done - since I was having mine.

That same afternoon, I got my results.

I was paranoid because a friend of mine told me that she was fearing gestational diabetes.  To be honest, I have been craving for sweets since I was 15 weeks.  I seem to want to eat everything sweet - cakes most especially!

When I got hold of the results - I saw that my blood sugar was normal - thank goodness right!?  But my cholesterol was off the charts - so is the triglycerides!  I was nervous!!

When I researched online - I found out that it was my good cholesterol that was off the charts, the bad one was within the normal range.  But as for the triglycerides - well, they're really high.  My mom was worried because she knows that high triglycerides is bad!

So, last Saturday - with the blood results in hand, I showed it to my OB.  She looked at them and just said 'You're okay!  The results are all normal'  This prompted me to ask her if she read the results right, I had to tell her again that my results showed high triglycerides and high cholesterol.  She just replied that a pregnant woman usually has high triglycerides - she advised me to watch my oil and fat intake, that's it!  And as for the cholesterol - she told me that it was my good cholesterol that's high - and there's nothing to worry about.

A sigh of relief!!!  Hahahaha...

The baby is positioned correctly as opposed to last month's breech postion.  My OB tells me that there's only 4% chance that the baby will switch positions, and I don't need to worry about anything.

My OB also showed me the baby's arms and lips.

To be honest, I only saw the arms.. the lips were hazy.  Hahahaha!! 

Going back to the doctor again before the vacation starts!!

Wish me luck!!


  1. High triglycerides are not caused by eating fats. They are caused by eating too many refined carbohydrates.

  2. Oh Really? Thanks Ed! I will research on refined carbohydrates..