I have two major issues going on right now. Our little boy is due January 6th, 2006. I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy which was undiagnosed and therefore untreated. My daughter had a number of problems due to this and was in the NICU for 6 days after birth. It was definiatley not the beautiful homebirth we had planned!! This pregnancy I am being managed medically because of the previous diabetes. I have found a terriffic doctor who is very natural birth oriented and has a section rate of only 8%, which is practically unheard of. I am very comfortable with her. However, she has recommended the Rhogam shot for me because I am neg and dh is pos. Last pregnancy I did not have the 28 week shot, I wanted to wait until the baby was typed. She was O- just like me, so no worries. That was with a lay-midwife though and it was not even an issue. My doctor does have the murcury free shot, I already read the package. However, it seems like there could be a number of other issues with Rhogam. Does anyone have any good links with solid study information? I want to be able to show my doctor I have done research and that although I respect her opinion, I still want to wait until after the baby is born. I have been doing a lot of looking around, but it seems most of the information is opinion, and I want facts, studies, hard numbers.
Also, my diabetes problems have reared their head, I failed second one-hour test and I am having to have a 3 hour now. I have already had a one hour and a three hour about 6 weeks ago, they are testing me frequently to keep an eye on things. I passed the 3 hour just fine. I know that GD is something that shows up later in pregnancy, with my dd it was probably around 32 weeks that things went wrong. Because of the many problems she had I am convinced I should listen to my doctors advice to control the situation. Does anyone have success stories where they were diagnosed with GD, but had good natural births? I am so scared of things going like they did last time, a horrible c-section and a very sick baby. I just need some hope! I am really discouraged that even with huge changes in my diet I still failed the test. Any stories with good outcome will be so appreciated!! Thanks!