Originally Posted by SundayCrepes
I'm glad you're going to switch doctors.
Just to let you know about testing the baby in case you're gestational diabetic. Your husband's genes have nothing to do with this. What the issue relates to is how much sugar is in your blood.
In diabetics there is lots of sugar. That's why they have fat babies. The babies get lots of extra calories. The babies also pump out insulin to keep their sugar levels at normal levels. When the baby is born, the huge amount of sugar they're constantly getting suddenly goes away. Except their body is used to pumping out insulin for high sugar levels. So, before their bodies can stop making the extra insulin, their sugar levels plummet and they have problems. They do a heelstick blood test, just like the genetic screen test, to make sure the baby isn't getting hypoglycemic. If it is, they will treat it. That could mean sugar water by mouth or IV or formula. I doubt if there's enough milk gotten through nursing to help them. If you are diabetic you do want this testing and interventions. If you're not diabetic it's stupid to do it unless the baby is having problems.
SundayCrepes thanks for that info. I think exactly like you. If I were diabetic or even had gestational diabetes then yeah by all means please intervene yk? I'm checking my glucose levels with a glucometer just as a precaution as they told me since I couldn't do the glucose test to keep my blood in check. They're also going off of the glucose results from my first pregnancy which I think imo (could be wrong) is insane. My last pregnancy was very different than this one and I had gained a lot of weight more than I should have. Anyway even though it does run in my family I never got diagnosed with it. Then when I asked to have a vbac all of a sudden my baby has to be tested for diabetes factors and because of him being a big baby I could have complications during labor. I had asked him before when I started checking my glucose levels if my baby would have to be tested at all for this and he said no, and that I didn't have gestational diabetes or anything like that. Everything that I was doing was just for precaution. So that's one of the reasons why I'm switching and frankly I'm confused. I think I'm going to talk with our pediatrician and get his opinion because if I don't have gd then I don't see the point of my baby being checked because he's big (I could be wrong though)
Anyway thanks for putting up with me venting, on the plus side the hospital said anything medical that we want to refuse or delay we just need to speak with the nurses so that's good.