(Can I post about a friend?
My thread here is regards to a friend, I’m still new to MDC so if this inappropriate someone tell me or remove it. I read the guidelines & think its ok.)
I just finished reading the pages of postings on the thread, “Anyone NOT against Induction??”
If you have read it
: then you will understand were my questions are coming from. I didn’t think I should post this in that thread however.
My friend was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, one (stand in) Dr told her they may plan to induce because of the baby possibly being too big (due to the GD), I also believe they told her it would help AVOID a c-section
:. (She is 35 weeks, first preg.) She is always for natural alternatives. (I keep trying to get her to sign up on MDC, I know she’d love it, but until then…)
Anyway, I told her about everything I read on the "Anyone NOT against Induction??"
Thread. Mostly new information to both of us (thank you MDC!
) I would recommend her refusing the induction especially because of the “baby COULD be too big” reason. (how the heck can they tell how much it will weigh anyway???
Does anyone know anything in regards to induction because of GD? So many mamma’s on that thread were saying if it was medically necessary they would not be against it. Is big baby a reason just because of GD? IS the GD itself a reason? She’s scared because she’s small 5’1”, I told her SOOOOO many small woman give birth to big babies (my mom 5’ had a 9 1/2lb, etc). In the end I told her to really educate herself (especially on them saying induction would avoid a C). I’m afraid that they are trying to scare her into something she doesn’t really need to do. She doesn’t want a C, part of the reason she is being open to induction, are they misinforming her?
Sorry, too many questions, I don’t know where to begin. I hope you can help!