07-15-2011 06:02 AM
We would like to concieve again, and knowing I am going to need to keep GD at the center front in my pregnancy I need to get some more information. From earlier mentioned experience I would really rather not be induced again if at all possible (most people don't have bad experiences with induction, a few prefer it, my step-mom won't have children any other way, it just is not ideal for me). I would like to know what precautions I would need to take to birth a child naturally, or is that even a possibility for me?
08-31-2011 10:29 PM
You may want to look into having a High Risk OB (Perintologist) they know a lot more about pregnancy and diabetes.
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09-17-2011 05:47 PM
10-05-2011 09:33 PM
I had gestational diabetes w my first pregnancy and was induced....i was also insulin dependant and was told after my daughter was born, the diabetes 'went away'. Right now I am pregant again and am told I now have type 2. Your concern is the induction, my concern is proper after care after the baby is born. Were you insulin dependant during the pregnancy?
02-14-2012 01:12 AM
Most of the time, the main cause of Gestational diabetes os overweight. If you keep your blood glucose level in control then you can also keep contrl on your GD. Weight loss with the help of diet and exercise is the best and natural way to control blood glucose level or GD.
02-24-2012 02:12 PM
I don't know if you are still paying attention to this thread, but yes, you can have gd and a natural birth. Find a new ob. I was diagnosed about 24 weeks in, followed the diet, had to go on insulin at night to control my fasting numbers, but otherwise kept everything under control. I asked my ob at one point about induction because I had heard that it was common with gd. She said she would not let me go much over 40 weeks because of concerns about an overlarge child, but otherwise would let things progress as normal. I went into labor at 39 weeks and went so fast they didn't have time for an epidural or pitocin. My son was 7lb 10oz. I am now 9 weeks pregnant and already starting the diet. I will get my first glucose test next week and I am considering this a case of forewarned and forearmed. Good luck!
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