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C Section & Diabeties bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
29th Mar '13

HI All,
First time expecting mum, im now 27weeks and loving been pregnant but I have diabeties and my OB has advised me that I most likely have a C section rather then a vaginal birth due to my condition? Does anyone else suffer from diabeties and had a c section or vaginal birth. Im a bit worried and i have read c sections take a longer time for recovery and not sure how much help i will need if i go down that road :)

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
29th Mar '13

Idk but I thought induction was typical but not csection :?

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
29th Mar '13

do you have diabetes all the time or is it just gestational diabetes?

Im watching you 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Adelaide, Australia 4985 posts
29th Mar '13

i had gd with alexandra and had a c section at 38 weeks



i have it again with this pregnancy and once again will be having a c section at 38ish weeks but im also getting my tubes done



i think they do them as they are "safer" as people with gd have bigger babies and they dont want to stress your body

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
29th Mar '13

You don't have to just based on having GD. Some will push for it because you might have a bigger baby, but it's usually not necessary. I had one, but it was because of a failed induction, not my diabetes.

[Shelly&Dexter]-29weeks! Due July 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3733 posts
29th Mar '13

my mother in law has diabetes and had all 3 of her kid vaginally. 2 were induced a week early and the other came on her own at 38weeks. they were all 7 and 8 lb babies. x

bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
29th Mar '13

Thanks for the replies, I have diabetes type 2 and been really careful during the pregnancy....I'm happy with the ob birth plan I'm just scared about the c section as its considered major surgery n the recovery time is 6weeks....not sure if my hubby can take 6weeks off work :(
So far the baby is growing at the normal rate and I have gained 6kilos thus far!!

[Shelly&Dexter]-29weeks! Due July 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3733 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting bubsmazza:" Thanks for the replies, I have diabetes type 2 and been really careful during the pregnancy....I'm happy ... [snip!] ... sure if my hubby can take 6weeks off work :( So far the baby is growing at the normal rate and I have gained 6kilos thus far!!"


I had a c-section, not for diabetes, just because i couldn't progress past 1 and a half cm after 4 days of trying.... lol. anyway, the recovery wasn't bad at all. My boyfriend only too 2 weeks off work, but looking back at it he only really needed to be home for 1 week cause i recovered pretty damn quick. and the pain was pretty minimal. i just needed help getting in and out of the shower over the bath for a few weeks. for some reason, that was pretty hard to do. lol.



I know every recovery is different depending on the person and how they close the wound after. I'd say, the more you rest in the days after the quicker you will heal and the quicker you'll be back to your normal self! :)

bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
29th Mar '13

Quoting Shelly Dexters Mummy:
I know every recovery is different depending on the person and how they close the wound after. I'd say, the more you rest in the days after the quicker you will heal and the quicker you'll be back to your normal self! "



Thanks, im hoping that too, everyones different so i guess ill stay active til birth and hopefully its be not to painful with the end result a YUMMY healthy baby...i think ill ask my mum to be on stand by..so nervous being this is all new and exciting at the same time..hopefully second time around i wont freak out over everything!!!

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
29th Mar '13

I had GD and had a vaginal birth. My OB did mention a c section because he was measuring big but thankfully I went into labor on my own and had a very easy vaginal birth.

Im watching you 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Adelaide, Australia 4985 posts
29th Mar '13

my recovery wasnt to bad
i was in hospital for 5 days and they told me not to lift anything for 2 weeks after



i had my mum at my place for the first week home and then my ex was there the second week



just make sure in the first week to take the pain meds



oh and your stich area may be numb for a while , mine was for about a year lol



goodluck

Ashley Sekavec 2 kids; Salina, Kansas 138 posts
29th Mar '13

I will be 38 wks tomorrow, amd at my appointment yesterday, they are guestimating my son to weigh 9lbs 1oz. I have gd. We discussed whether I would prefer a vaginal or a c section. At this point, I could carless. I'm getting my tubes tied after he's born due to all the complications this pregnancy and if he's really measuring what they say he is, I'm going with the c section. Atleast I won't freak, amd it won't be an emergency c section so mentally I will be prepared for it a little more. It's really not what I want, its what's going to be best for my child. He comes before anything, amd I would rather him get here safe than end up getting stuck and adding stress to him. :)

bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ashley Sekavec:</b>" I will be 38 wks tomorrow, amd at my appointment yesterday, they are guestimating my son to weigh 9lbs ... [snip!] ... my child. He comes before anything, amd I would rather him get here safe than end up getting stuck and adding stress to him. :)"</blockquote>



Good Luck Ashley, he sounds like a cutie already. I think I'd prefer a planned c section rather then an emergency one;) all the best!

Ashley Sekavec 2 kids; Salina, Kansas 138 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting bubsmazza:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ashley Sekavec:</b>" I will be 38 wks tomorrow, amd at my appointment ... [snip!] ... Ashley, he sounds like a cutie already. I think I'd prefer a planned c section rather then an emergency one;) all the best!"


Thanks! It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We had a scheduled c section April 4th and he was born at 11:12am. Not gonna lie.. the worst part was the epidural cuz I hate the feeling of my legs going numb.. but if I didn't get my tubes tied and was gonna have more kids.... I'd do a c section again. I was in a lot less pain... it was quicker... and I felt 'normal' after 2 wks and like I was ready to go back to work! My Dr said I was crazy when I told her I was ready to go back haha

Ludwig Von Koopa Due October 6; 1 child; Los Angeles, California 299 posts
25th Apr '13

Girl, I have Diabetes AND a hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) I am 16 weeks, saw an indochronologist yesterday. She said The same thing about the baby growing too fast etc so she is going to put me on insulin for this pregnancy (my first!) and also thyroid medication.
I have been continuing my medication of glyburide and metformin since finding out I was pregnant but now this Dr tells me it is NOT ok and that I have to take the insulin to my BS levels as low as possible for the baby...cause otherwise I can have preterm birth, which im trying to avoid at all costs! or the baby can have complications...I want to carry to a full 40.
my BS readings have been always between 110-150
not perfect...but i really wish I didnt have to take insulin! I dont wanna give myself shots! but its only for the pregnancy at least...



check with your Dr to see if you can talk to an endochronologist.