How I Avoided Getting Gestational Diabetes for the Third Time |

How I Avoided Getting Gestational Diabetes for the Third Time | LearningWithMom.orgIn my first pregnancy, I took Bradley courses and planned for a natural, medication-free birth.

At 34 weeks, the midwives at the birthing center decided my sugars were too high and I was booted into a high-risk medical clinic. I had to be on meds and after many interventions, I was c-sectioned. My hopes were dashed.
When I got pregnant again so quickly after my daughter turned 6 months (and I’d just returned to work!!), I was more aware of my sugars, but I still came out borderline.
With both pregnancies, I took the 1-hour glucose tolerance test twice and the 3-hour test twice! Argh!!! But, this time, I had switched to a very supportive OB who didn’t put me on meds. He even let me go a week after my due date and I had a successful VBAC at 40 weeks and 6 days.

In my 3rd pregnancy, I had finally learned about Young Living Essential Oils and it’s products.

YLEO is not just about oils, but oils-infused products. They have a beverage they created called NingXia Red and I learned it could help support blood sugar.
What does NINGXIA mean? 
The word NingXia (pronounced ‘NEENG-sheeya’) is the name of a northern province in China.
NingXia is the home of one of China’s national treasures – the WOLFBERRY (also known as Goji Berry).
People in this province live long lives, sometimes over 100 years!
They attribute their longevity to a lifetime of consumption of the wolfberry.
D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living, worked with Chinese scientists to turn this superfood into an essential oils-infused beverage. One that would be easily digested and assimilated in the body and provide a myriad of health benefits.
You can learn more about NingXia Red in this FAQ page HERE.
So, I decided to put it to the test. About a month before my first glucose tolerance test, I started drinking NingXia Red. No more than 2-4oz per day. Nothing excessive or extravagant. I even skipped a few days here and there. I had not yet made it a habit.
A month later, I took my 1-hour test and… PASSED! To say I was shocked would be an understatement.
How did I avoid getting gestational diabetes for the THIRD time?? 
Answer: I drank NingXia Red
That’s it.

After that, my husband began to drink it. He is diabetic and does not need to fear any of the ingredients. It is diabetic-friendly as it is sweetened with natural stevia extract.

I give NingXia Red to my children. It is the perfect alternative to sugary juices. And it helps support a healthy immune system. When they are sick, I give them MORE NingXia Red.

Ning-Xia-Red Young Living |

If you are like me, you probably want to know how to get some for yourself.

Well, Young Living has a wonderful NingXia Red Kit you can obtain at a steal!

Premium Starter Kit with NingXia includes: 

  • NingXia Red 2-bottle pack
  • 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 fl. oz. ea.)
  • NingXia Nitro (Young Living’s version of a “5-hour Energy” drink)

All Starter Kits include:

  • Bonus “Stress Away” essential oil
  • sample essential oil sachets of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®
  • Plus two MORE NingXia Red 2-oz. samples!

Check out more about Young Living’s products in my review here: CLICK HERE!

And now you’re on your way! I’m so excited for you!


Jasmine @

​{Top 25 New York Moms 2013} Jasmine is a Pastor, Teacher and Educational Consultant. She is passionate about Empowering Moms to Educate their own children Academically and Spiritually while Nurturing their Health and Wellness through Ancient Remedies. Obsessed with books, pens and the idea of a moment to herself, Jasmine blogs at and is always on the lookout for the perfect Planner.