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View Poll Results: What was the outcome of your pregnancy with gestational diabetes?
Normal unassisted birth and vaginal delivery - full term (39+) 3 23.08%
Normal unassisted birth and vaginal delivery - preterm (6wks) 0 0%
Induced labour, Normal birth, vaginal delivery - 38+ weeks 6 46.15%
Induced labour, normal birth, vaginal delivery - 6wks 1 7.69%
Scheduled C-section attributed to GD - 38 weeks 2 15.38%
Scheduled C-section attributed to GD - pre-38 weeks 0 0%
Emergency C-section attributed to GD(any gestation) 0 0%
Other 1 7.69%
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 15:05 PM   11
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Don't worry, it's really not as big of a deal as they make it seem. The best thing you can do for it is to control your sugars, and that will make for a good outcome. Every gestational diabetic I know has had a healthy baby with a healthy placenta, even the two women I know who had to use insulin.

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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 19:58 PM   12
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Sorry didnt mean to scare you was just telling you what my doctor said and ya google is evil honestly it is rare but thats why they monitor you any signs of an issue and they will deliver the baby please dont stress out the doctors are going to do everything to make sure u and baby are healthy. I was taking up to 12 units of insulin 4x a day and my baby is now a healthy almost 3 year old.Yes i was induced at 38 weeks because of reduced movement but my placenta ended up being healthy Sure being on insulin means more appointments and closer monitoring but thats really it.

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Old Oct 26th, 2016, 07:28 AM   13
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Thank you for all the replies.

I like to know the full picture and feel like the doctors should have been a little more upfront. No one has even mentioned more appts (although I had figured this was the reality).

I knew it was a serious deal, but they seem to have downplayed it a lot by just saying control your sugars. There seems to be a bit more involved that I can't really control!

I do appreciate all the reassurances that most pregnancies end with a healthy baby

i intend to make discuss this very frankly with both my OB and my Endo at each of my next visits!

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Old Dec 27th, 2016, 08:41 AM   14
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I am officially on pregnancy #3 with GD after 2 that were normal, but suspected late onset GD. My first two were fairly large babies (8-8.5 lbs). #3 was my first diagnosed GD and I managed my sugar levels with diet and some exercise, and he ended up being my smallest! 7 lbs 6 oz! #4 I did not do as well - in part because it was over the holidays and turns out I have much better will power and self control when it comes to 'summer' carbs than winter carbs :/ She was measuring pretty large, so was induced a week early - and thank goodness. She was 9 lbs 4 oz, and ended up with shoulder dystocia (which I found out is a fairly common issue when sugars aren't well regulated). I will say - being induced kind of sucked. Glad they did it, because the alternative was almost certainly a c-section later on given her size and shoulder width, but it still was significantly crappier than my natural labors.

I'm now testing my sugars again and just about to start 3rd tri with #5.

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Old Dec 29th, 2016, 16:11 PM   15
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I've voted other to see the results.

My first was 10lb 8oz and the dr thinks I may have had undiagnosed GD towards the end of my pregnancy as he measured bang on average at all scans. Will be tested this time round at 24 weeks and then again later on but I wanted to see the outcomes on the poll, just in case x

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