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    Default Gestational Diabetes and early induction?

    Hi all,

    I started on insulin today (32 wks). I've read a little about GD and delivery, with various sources pointing to early induction due to baby's size (my obstet doesn't think bub is overly large but am having a scan at 34 weeks) and/or issues with the placenta.

    Has anyone got some info/advice on whether induction is recommended and, if so, how early?

    I'd like to avoid it if possible - would love to spontaneously go into labour at 38 weeks, but last bub arrived on the due date, so may be unlikely.

    Thanks!

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    I had GD with DS and never had a growth scan however they were going to induce on due date if he hadn't already made an appearance...he came early at 39w1d so didn't need to be induced after all

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    BlissBub - I have GD too, I'm 35 weeks and so far i have been able to control it through diet. Last scan i had (at about 33 weeks) Bump was measuring exactly on the 50th percentlie. I have an apointment with a doctor at the Hospital this Tuesday coming and induction is at the top of my list to ask about. I will let you know how it goes.

    My Gp has mentioned to me in the past that they generally don't let you go over if you have GD and if i remember correctly she said not only because Baby can get too big but also that the placenta can be less effective towards the end.

    Great thread by the way!! I'm very interested in what others have to say on the subject!

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    Generally they induce you between 38-40 weeks. I was induced at 38+5 after being told I was carrying a 9lb baby... he was born 3 days later at 7lb. I ended up having an emergency c-section as he was just not ready to be born.

    You can refuse to be induced. I wish I had. Good luck!

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    I would only stress about size if your GD is uncontrolled..

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    I had GD with my DD. Initially she was about three weeks ahead of herself but through diet and insulin she was right on target when she was born @3.5kg 38w5d. Took 4 days to be induced. They gave me the induction drip in one hand and an insulin drip in the other. They tested my bloods every hour I had no worries bout my baby at all. I had a couple of trips to hospital to have my GD monitored as I kept having lows but other than that all good.

    My OB told me they would induce me between 38-39 weeks from the time I was diagnosed at 26 weeks. The when was upto me as long as it was a week day.

    I expect to get GD again this time around going to GTT next week on recommendation of diabetes specialist. God I hate the glucose drink always makes me feel sooooo sick!!!

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    I am in the same boat as you I am 32 weeks and I am on insulin. It is out of control I will eat the same everyday and it still goes up.
    I have been told I will be induced at this stage my baby is in the 91% so on the large size so waiting for the 34 week scan to see if it has slowed it's growth.

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    I know this is an old thread, but what were the outcomes with scans and births etc

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    Hi Angela, All was well here. I was induced at 38.5 weeks, had a great birth, bub (my third) was just on 8lbs, he had slightly low blood sugar at one stage fixed by a feed and no problems at all. The diabetes had disappeared by the checkup about 6-8 weeks after the birth. All the best!

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    Blissbub,

    We're you public?

    I'm 36 weeks and went on insulin a few days ago.
    Wanting to be induced at 38 weeks. Scan at 34 weeks showed baby growing at 91st percentile.
    I wonder what my chances are?


 

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