I am currently 35 weeks now and I am trying to hold out for 36, which will be Tuesday. I am having problems with my uterine scar and have a lot of pain with contractions so each day I wonder if this is the day.
In the past we have had ABO incompatibility issues, I pretty much expect jaundice because we have had home health care in the past for this. However one of my concerns has become Low Blood Sugar issues. I was told the last time that the reason they were checking my 36 weeker for low blood sugar was because I did not do the GD screening, so this time I had on my forms for the hospital and put in my chart that I didn't want my baby pricked for this every few hours because I refused the GD screen again. Now I am reading this could be a concern for a baby born at this gestational age.
How often does it need to be checked? What causes it to be low? poor feeding? Is there any way I can avoid it? Does it need to be checked at birth?
Also, my last baby had a hard time maintaining her temp but we did skin to skin contact with warming blankets and we dressed and swaddled her tightly to help with that.
Is there anything else I should be prepared for? The last time I was just completely oblivious but this time I am more aware and want to be in the know ahead of time.
Thanks so much ladies for your time! I've learned so much the last few months reading this forum.