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 24th, 2016, 08:53 AM   1
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Outcome with Gestational Diabetes


I'm on week 3 of managing my early diagnosed GD and am starting to look ahead as to what to expect. I've done lots of reading, but really it is just words on paper and I like to hear real life experiences.

I've added a poll so I hope it works.

I am looking for experiences on birth and labour for those with gestational diabetes. Especially those who were diagnosed early than 28 weeks.

Those hearts are supposed to read < 36 wks



 
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 11:22 AM   2
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With my first, I had an induced vaginal labor at 39 weeks. With my second, I had a natural vaginal labor at just two days shy of 40 weeks. I was medicated with glyburide with my first, but solely diet controlled with my second (I dropped about 18 lbs between those two pregnancies, which made the GD easier to control with diet alone the second time around). As long as you don't have to go on insulin and your baby still looks good, you'll probably be allowed to labor as you please provided you don't go too far over 40 weeks.



 
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 12:33 PM   3
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My first was induced at 40+3 mostly due to GD, even though I was very well diet controlled.
My second was natural at 39+6. Dr said I didn't have GD despite failing the GTT since I was well diet controlled.
This one seems to be the same although I'm getting more surprises (higher) in my numbers. Hoping she comes on time bc I really don't want to deal with being pushed to induce.



 
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 20:22 PM   4
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First induced at 38 weeks was on insulin. 2Nd induced at 36 weeks diet controlled but developed pre e and baby had a 5cm ovarian cyst(nothing to do with the gd)



 
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 22:58 PM   5
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Oh, and my babies were 7 lbs 1 oz and 7 lbs 3 oz, respectively. So not big babies at all. I'm a small person, so a perfect weight for my size.
And if you're getting closer to 40 weeks and your Dr starts talking induction... Try having them strip your membranes first and see if that starts it off for you. It sure did for me, and that's what saved me from induction with my second pregnancy.



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 08:48 AM   6
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Unfortunately I am on insulin. Diet alone didn't put the numbers low enough, so I am not hopeful for a natural outcome.

With DD i had no GD, but water broke at 36wks and had to have pitocin to get things moving. That labour was horrible! She was 6lbs1oz.

My sugars are very well controlled with diet and insulin, but I still fear my OB will push for inducing early. I mean if thats what is safest for me and baby then by all means, but I'm just not familiar with what the criteria would be. Is it a gestational size issue?

I plan to ask him on the Nov 9th when i see him again so we can start the discussion early, but not sure what to expect from that conversation.

My endocrinologist has reassured me at each of my last 3 appts that sugars are really good and I needn't worry, all will be fine, but still I do stress about it!



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 09:06 AM   7
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They will do nst weekly and probably a biophysical profile. With insulin it can cause the placenta to calicify and baby wont get eveything they need plus there is the chance for a big baby but u can just ask for extra monitoring. Im not sure where u are but in canada they will let u go to your due date u just have to be firm and ask for extra monitoring they will not let u go past 40 wks with gd at least not in my area



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 11:06 AM   8
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Originally Posted by chathamlady View Post
They will do nst weekly and probably a biophysical profile. With insulin it can cause the placenta to calicify and baby wont get eveything they need plus there is the chance for a big baby but u can just ask for extra monitoring. Im not sure where u are but in canada they will let u go to your due date u just have to be firm and ask for extra monitoring they will not let u go past 40 wks with gd at least not in my area

I am also in Canada. Doctors had not mentioned anything about placental calcification so I will need to ask about t hat.



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 11:52 AM   9
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Google is the devil. :I started looking around for info on placental calcification and instead opened up pandora's box of worry and info that was never given to me by either doctor.

Now I'm freaking out as it now seems my baby has a death sentence ... meanwhile the doctors said, control your blood sugar and all will be well, but apparently its not hat simple



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 12:32 PM   10
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If your sugars are well controlled and you're on insulin, the concern is more with the condition of the placenta than size of the baby. You will definitely have a lot of extra monitoring from about 32 weeks on. You'll have non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, and growth scans. I was induced with my son because he failed an NST and then failed the subsequent biophysical profile.



 
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