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    Default Anyone ever had GD and got their VBAC?

    Hi

    I am only 8 weeks along, but already had my first hopsital apt, due to the complications I had with my DD.

    I REALLY want a vbac, as with DD I was a failed induction (after 5 days) and it ended in a emergency c/section under a general.

    This will be my second and last child, and I really want to experince a birth!!

    I have been told to

    1. lose weight
    2. if if I get GD - I HAVE to have a c/section
    3. If I get complications, I have to have a c/section.

    So I am aiming to lose weight and hope by doing so I don't get GD.

    My question is, has anyone been allowed to go full term with GD and had a vbac?

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    Ah, I'm waiting on the answer to this one!! I had never thought that GD could prevent a VBAC. I had GD with my last pregnancy and am pretty much assuming I'll have it this time around. I was considering a VBAC, but if it won't be an option, that'd be good to know ahead of time.

    Good luck!!

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    Thanks :-) We are only days apart. I was told by the Obst with the GD I would have to have 'Bubble' early again ( I was induced just before 38 weeks with DD) and with a VBAC they won't induce, something to do with the induction stuff making it higher chance of the scar tearing. So GD = c/section at 38 weeks.

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    Oh wow, I didn't know that! Fortunately, I've gotten to the point (mentally) where I'm really not fussed either way, like I'm not aching to have one or the other, y'know? Think I'll just hear what my doc has to say (both generally and about the hospital) and go from there

    Good luck no matter what you decide to do!! And lemme know if you need any advice re a vaginal birth - I went through 3 before my 4th was a CS

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    My dd was born an emergency c/section, due to a failed induction. I had GD unknown until 37 weeks. With my second I was diagnosed with GD at 17 weeks. I was planning for a VBAC and had both obs and midwives support. But bub decided he wanted to be a breech bub we tried everything to turn him but nope we ended up having a planned c/section at 39+4 good luck

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    I've had GD with both my pregnancies. I was induced with my first and had natural birth with no other assistance. CS was never mentioned. This time around the midwives and some drs keep mentioning having a CS. Like hell...... There is currently no medical reason to cut bubs out and I plan on being induced again between 38-39 weeks and we will go from there. I've never heard that you "shouldn't" have a vbac if you have GD it's a bit strange. What if you went into labour naturally before scheduled induction or CS???? Personally I'd go with my obgyns recommendation when the time came. Best of luck

    PS - all I wanted was to experience natural child birth too!!!

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    I've had GD with both my pregnancies. I was induced with my first and had natural birth with no other assistance. CS was never mentioned. This time around the midwives and some drs keep mentioning having a CS. Like hell...... There is currently no medical reason to cut bubs out and I plan on being induced again between 38-39 weeks and we will go from there. I've never heard that you "shouldn't" have a vbac if you have GD it's a bit strange. What if you went into labour naturally before scheduled induction or CS???? Personally I'd go with my obgyns recommendation when the time came. Best of luck

    PS - all I wanted was to experience natural child birth too!!!

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    I am just happy to experince a birth, since my c/section was under a general. Just worried if I do chose a c/section this time, what if the epi or spinal don't work and I miss out on seeing/experincing a birth again?

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    Omg I just wrote you a huge reply and it got eaten by BH!

    I had GD with DS. Got induced at 38+5, got all the way through labour to pushing, etc but ended in a c-section as little man wasn't ready to be born (didnt descend low enough into my pelvis).

    Found out recently I have GD again (no surprise, once you get it with one baby it's rare to not get it again!) and I am going for a VBAC!

    Hospital seems to be onboard with me having one. I went to a VBAC class run by one of the midwives which was very informative! She explained that they won't induce with the gel BUT will break my waters if they can get in there. Apparently a lot of women normally sit around 1cm dilated during their second pregnancies anyway so that should make the breaking of waters more realistic. They will/can also do a S&S.

    In an indeal world they want me to go into labour before 40 weeks. So if I get to that I assume the pressure for a c-section will begin. I am not interested in an elective c-section at all so they have no chance of convincing me to do that unless I really feel its important for the babies and my health.

    They put up a slide show that read the risk of rupture of being 0.2% which seems to go with my research. I am having another 4 scans at this stage to check growth this happened with DS and the week before he was born they estimated him to be 9.5lb... he was born 7lb 1oz idiots.

    So far my sugar levels have been fine. They will begin to push c-section (or maybe to break my waters?? not sure yet) if I get to 38 weeks and my levels are crazy but I'll take that into consideration if I get there.

    They gave me this booklet at the VBAC class too http://www.thewomens.org.au/uploads/.../VBAC_2010.pdf read it! It's got some good info in there.

    Don't let them bully you into a c-section. Having GD should NOT automaticall equal a c-section, thats just cr@p! This is your body and your birth. I'd start Low GI eating immediately and be strict on yourself plus walk every second day if you can. Not for the weight loss but just to help stablise your blood sugars from now. Prove them wrong!

    I'm at a regional hospital (well a big regional hospital!) and they seem pro-choice so I just need to stand my ground and know what I am talking about if confronted with someone trying to scare me off!

    Good luck! You can do it Feel free to send me a message if you want to chat

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    I had gd with my first but didn't have it with my second. No one mentioned a cs to me.


 

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