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#1 of 7 Old 08-19-2008, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Long story I can post later but was told today that "if I go over my due date one day I am getting a c-section no arguing" (I am paraphrasing) due to blood sugar levels. My baby is normal size too! So am I actually. No one can figure out--I have a normal very healthy diet, never been overweight in my life (not that makes a difference in gestational diabetes I know it is other factors but they all seem so surprised when they look at my sugar levels and then look at me for the first time and look confused). Was actually underweight before pregnancy. I failed the 3 hour test miserably and my fasting levels are always high. So I go to the clinic today as the specialist sent me there. Oh my goodness. I will post the details later. Nothing bad but those words are ringing in my head regarding the one day over notice!. My baby is not big. Very healthy. Me too. I find out this week if I need insulin.
Why cut him/her out if it is not needed?
Then they seem so surprised that I have no regular indications. So they say it is due to hormones, genetics and placenta that dictates the diabetes in pregnancy. OK I get it.
It's all ok, they were very nice there, but I am a little worried about the c-section.
I know no on can predict what will happen in the next 5 minutes let alone in a few weeks but made me kind of sad.
I'm ok but just feel very sad.
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There is some research that shows that insulin-dependent GD mamas are more likely to have a stillborn baby after a certain point in pregnancy, so I know that a lot of GD protocols are based on that. There's one teaching hospital that puts all insulin dependent mamas on hospital bedrest starting at 37w and induces at 39w.

HOWEVER, since you don't know yet if you are insulin-dependent, it seems like a really HUGE jump to go straight to a c-section for going one day "past due." I would certainly, CERTAINLY argue with that one, no matter WHAT they say!! I mean, at least ATTEMPT an induction, right? What happens in that 24 hour period that magically and suddenly makes labor something you and baby are incapable of surviving??

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I would research false positives on glucose tests if I were you, and go in there well-educated! Also, couldn't you try nutritional therapy before going on isulin? Many GD women do fine just on the restricted diet. If there is no other indication that you are high risk other than the glucose test results, I would honestly fight it tooth and nail. Good luck!

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I would research false positives on glucose tests if I were you, and go in there well-educated! Also, couldn't you try nutritional therapy before going on isulin? Many GD women do fine just on the restricted diet. If there is no other indication that you are high risk other than the glucose test results, I would honestly fight it tooth and nail. Good luck!
Yes I had nutritional therapy. If anything I need more carbs than I have been taking in.

Thanks for the "false positives" I will keep looking!
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There is some research that shows that insulin-dependent GD mamas are more likely to have a stillborn baby after a certain point in pregnancy, so I know that a lot of GD protocols are based on that. There's one teaching hospital that puts all insulin dependent mamas on hospital bedrest starting at 37w and induces at 39w.

HOWEVER, since you don't know yet if you are insulin-dependent, it seems like a really HUGE jump to go straight to a c-section for going one day "past due." I would certainly, CERTAINLY argue with that one, no matter WHAT they say!! I mean, at least ATTEMPT an induction, right? What happens in that 24 hour period that magically and suddenly makes labor something you and baby are incapable of surviving??
Yes thank you! I will keep my fingers crossed and my head on straight. Thankfully my husband is so beyond supportive I know he'll help back me up on everything there in case I get freaked out.

I did not know however about this: "There is some research that shows that insulin-dependent GD mamas are more likely to have a stillborn baby after a certain point in pregnancy, so I know that a lot of GD protocols are based on that."
Oh!
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If I could point you to the research, I would. I suspect, as with other research in the OB field, that it's probably old and not very good research. But it exists nontheless and protocols are based on it, no matter how reliable or unreliable it is. : If you google it, try not to let it freak you out, okay?

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If you google it, try not to let it freak you out, okay?
Thanks...today is a "freak out" day for me. No matter what I eat or don't eat, meditate, relax whatever my sugar levels are (way) beyond the "accepted" levels.
I am now concentrating on getting through this the best way possible and learn as much as I can to "talk" to any doctors lurking near the birth. Sigh. My midwife is great but the birth will be in the hospital and they like to scare people there
thankfully baby is 50th percentile and has been all the way through pregnancy. My weight is fine too. Anything I google comes up with things not exactly related to my body and baby weight. Sigh. More digging. Off to read about insulin and shots I will be taking now.

Thanks everyone! MDC gets me through this difficult day.
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