I have been diagnosed with GD since 28 weeks. Been sugar monitoring and so far levels have been under controlled with proper diet. At the moment 36 weeks and baby is about 2kg+ (going to do next grown scan tomorrow).
I am wondering what's going to happen when my baby boy arrives. Just spoke to the midwife and still feeling a bit hazy about it.
Midwife told me bub will be brought to the special nursery for 24 hours after birth and have heel pricks (Oh that breaks my heart!).
Do you ladies know how many times baby will be subject to those heel pricks?
How many of you had your babies on formula in the first 24 hours due to your GD?
Do you get to have baby with you in the first 24 hours?
Midwife also says baby will be formula fed if sugar readings arent good. I asked her if they will use bottle or syringe, as I struggled with low supply all the way for my DS1, I really did not want baby to use bottle in case of nipple confusion, and I hope he can nurse on demand to establish my supply (though I certainly see that he may need comp feeding due to my GD and milk not coming in yet). Midwife was quite stern and said bottle and baby wont be nipple confused. I hope so!
Have you had your GD babies bottle-fed in the first 24 hours and nursed fine thereafter? Did you resort to expressing in that time? I hope this wont ruin my chance of establishing my milk supply, esp when he wont be with me right at the beginning, and he will be formula-fed. Will he be too full and too sleepy or confused to nurse?
I want to do what is best for him but I want to be prepared as much as I can so that we can be successful with this bfg this time.
Thanks for your sharing and advice/suggestions.