I know I'm probably better off asking my Dr this question but she's off for the long weekend so I thought I'd see if anyone here has been through a similar situation.
I'm type 2 diabetic. It's well controlled with insulin. At the beginning of my pregnancy my Ob said that we would most likely have to get bub out by 38 weeks because babies born to diabetic women can often be bigger. I was ok with this and didn't want to be induced due to chance of rupture of my previous emergency caesarean scar so we agreed that if I didn't go into labour naturally by 38 weeks I would have an elective caesarean.
Anyway 38 weeks is quickly approaching and I'm booked in for the caesarean next week but my baby is measuring on the small side. Not severely small but just on the smaller side of average. I've been thinking about this a lot this past weekend as I get ready to go in for my caesarean and wondering is it really necessary for baby to be out by 38 weeks if she's not that big. Is there another reason she needs to be out by 38 weeks? Maybe because of the insulin? I'm not sure. I'll call my Ob as soon as she gets back to ask her but I wondered if anyone here might know?
With DD I went into labour naturally at 38 +4 so if baby isn't that big I'd really like to wait maybe until 39 weeks to give myself a chance to go into labour naturally again. Just not sure if there's some other reason besides having a big baby that a diabetic woman would need to be induced early.