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Those are all riskes with uncontrolled gestation diabetes.  There have been no studies done that I can find that only include diet and exersice controlled GD.  All of the studies lump in insulin control GD and most studies include women who have Type I or II diabetes also.   I have GD that is diet controlled and my numbers are very good.  I will not be treated any differently than any other pregnant woman as long as my numbers stay consistant.  Currently I'm 37 weeks...
I've been measuring about 3-4 weeks bigger throughout this pregnancy.  The first reason is that I'm bigger than average which can inflate the numbers abit.  I also rotate between two midwifes, and ob, and they usually have students, so the same person is not measuring me every appointment.  What they look for is the growth not the actual number.  I've been gaining the 3-4 cm a month, and that's all that they want to see.
I feel I'm actually lucky for what I can get in the US.  I can take 12 weeks of short term disability, the first 80 hours I have to use PTO and then I get 10 additional weeks at 60% pay.  I'm able to use PTO to suppliment that 60% up to full pay.  I've been very careful about saving my PTO for the last couple of years, so I'll be able to have 10 weeks of full pay and then the last two weeks 60% pay.  Last pregnancy I was also able to work from hope a bit and bank those...
You have to switch from wiping from the front, to wiping from the back so you can "reach" everything...
I'm in the same situation you are.  I'm seeing a family doctor and a midwife and as long as I keep my numbers in line, then it's no different that a "regular" pregnancy.
I'll just add a little something.  I'm a researcher by nature, so I knew what was happening throughout my pregnancy, I was very in-tune to everything.   BUT, I wrongfully assumed because of my trusting/following nature that doctors always did what was in your best interests.  Even during the induction and subsiquent c-sec I still felt that way.  It wasn't till I was ready to have #2 that I started to do my research on labor and delivery and found out that the doctors...
My husband has an adjustable beard trimmer and that works great.
I currently have GD, so I'm seen by both a midwife and a family doctor.  Both say that if I keep my numbers in the normal range then I am just like any other pregnant woman and there is no reason that I can't go past 40 weeks.   There really is very little good scientific information on GD in pregnancy and there is no universal guidelines for diet or recommended blood glucose levels.
I had my 20 week last thursday.  At the start of the exam she was breech, by the end she had turned.  They've got plenty of time and room right now.  I remember feeling DS turn about 34 weeks my last pregnancy!
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