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Probably a stupid question ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13

As I've stated in my other topics, I have gestational diabetes. My doctor really hasn't told me too much about the risks or anything that come along with it, birth-wise. Does it put me at greater risk for a C-section? Will they let you go past your due date (I've heard a lot of people say they won't, but I don't know if it just depends on how baby is doing)? I will see him Friday. I'm sure it depends on the doctor, so I will ask him. Just want to know other peoples' experiences :) Thank you, ladies!

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
27th Apr '13

It can cause larger babies, so if that's the case with your baby, it can put you at a higher chance for a section if you aren't able to deliver the larger baby. As long as you and baby are healthy, there shouldn't be any reason to induce, but they do watch you closer with GD to make sure you stay healthy.

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13

Thank you :) That is what I figured. I am getting another growth scan done on the 10th

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9427 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" As I've stated in my other topics, I have gestational diabetes. My doctor really hasn't told me too much ... [snip!] ... I'm sure it depends on the doctor, so I will ask him. Just want to know other peoples' experiences :) Thank you, ladies!"</blockquote>




I had GD. I had to take 2 shots a day. Baby was born at 39 weeks weighing 6lbs 2 oz. I went into labor on my own. My doctor didn't seem concerned and I didn't ask many questions so I can't really answer your questions. :)



My case is different because I was on insulin so that kept babies weight down. Are you taking shots or just monitoring your sugar and eating habits?

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9427 posts
27th Apr '13

Uhh, double post. :/

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13

I am on an oral medication called Glyburide to help keep my sugars in line. I was doing fine with the diet at first, but my hormones must have went out of whack because my sugars started to increase no matter how well I followed the diet.

Im watching you 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Adelaide, Australia 4985 posts
27th Apr '13

i had it with my first and now again with this one



i had a c section with my first at around 38 or 39 weeks , she was 8 14 and she looked like a sumo wrestler lol



now im having another c section with this one , but im also getting my tubes tied , this baby has been measuring great all along , then i had an ultrasound last friday and she was a week ahead which isnt bad, considering my first was 4 weeks ahead most of the pregnancy



my GD is controlled by food , no shots which im happy with and so it the docs



i actually didnt mind having a c section , i was up and "walking" the next day , and as long as you have the pain meds its not to bad

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9427 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" I am on an oral medication called Glyburide to help keep my sugars in line. I was doing fine with the ... [snip!] ... but my hormones must have went out of whack because my sugars started to increase no matter how well I followed the diet."</blockquote>



I understand. Try not to worry so much, as long as you keep your sugar under control babies weight should do the same. I would prepare myself for the section but hope for a vaginal birth. That way if it happens, you won't be so nervous. Good luck sweetie. :)

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13

That is good to know! I am terrified of getting a C-section :(

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting sαяα:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" I am on an oral medication called Glyburide to ... [snip!] ... myself for the section but hope for a vaginal birth. That way if it happens, you won't be so nervous. Good luck sweetie. :)"


Thank you! I will try to not worry about the section so much :P

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
27th Apr '13

I've had two sections. Yes they take 6 weeks to fully heal in most cases. Yes you can be in pain for a bit afterwards. But you just have to keep in mind that your baby will be alive and in your arms, regardless of the method of delivery. Sections suck, but they get you your baby safely at least if you can't deliver vaginally.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9427 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:</b>" I've had two sections. Yes they take 6 weeks to fully heal in most cases. Yes you can be in pain for ... [snip!] ... regardless of the method of delivery. Sections suck, but they get you your baby safely at least if you can't deliver vaginally."</blockquote>



Very well said! :)

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" I've had two sections. Yes they take 6 weeks to fully heal in most cases. Yes you can be in pain for ... [snip!] ... regardless of the method of delivery. Sections suck, but they get you your baby safely at least if you can't deliver vaginally."


Very true :) Thank you, dear :)