I am just 5 weeks pregnant with baby #4 (Technically 6th pregnancy-2 miscarriages). I was diagnosed with GD with 2 of 3 babies, and did have a 10 pounder, but had all 3 kiddos naturally/pain med free, though at the hospital.
I'm so hoping for a home birth this time around. I have super fast deliveries (barely made it to the hospital in time for the last one, I was 10cm dilated, water not broken, and delivered pretty much as soon as I was on a bed). So I'm preparing for a homebirth regardless, because I think it will just happen! Well lucky me, I found a midwife, who it turns out, is just a few blocks away, and she doesn't think the GD would get in the way of a home birth.
But my question is this!
Since delivering my last child (march 09), I've lost 27 pounds. My BMI is in the lean category, my fat percentage is the healthy category. My diet has changed drastically (mostly, I just wasn't eating enough before...being a mom of young kids, I put everything before feeding myself. I've learned to take the time to eat 3 healthy meals a day, with healthy snacks in between).
So my question is... do these factors lower my risk for getting GD again? Or am I just doomed to be pricking myself every day for the next 9 months? I can't seem to find any concrete research!