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Hi! I'm new and I joined specifically looking for moms who were dx'd with GD and have given birth. I've had such a hard time finding birth stories and it terrifies me that everyone's was so terrible, that they never talk about it. The ONLY literature I've been able to find has been put out by the medical community and I'm sure that if they had their way, I'd be scheduling my cesarean today! Please grant me the honor of hearing your birth experience with GD.<br><br>
Here is mine so far. I have PCOS and my dad is Type 1 diabetic. After my FIRST appointment with a midwife, she scheduled me with an endocrinologist, who in turn scheduled me for a 1 hour. I was JUST under the cut off, but she scheduled me for a 3 hour anyway. I took that and according to her all my numbers were high. I was diagnosed with GD, passed on to a dietitian and given a meter. After a week, I had another appointment with the midwife. She told me that since I have GD, I'm not allowed to see the midwife anymore. We are currently looking for an OB. I went back to the endo, who put me on 20u of insulin at night, with the likelihood that I'll be on meal-time insulin by the end of this journey. And... I'm ONLY 22weeks. Needless to say, this pregnancy has been frustrating and I'm trying to find a silver lining, but at the same time feeling like a sitting duck for the medical professionals around me. I just need some help. Please give me a little light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">, mama!<br><br>
I've been borderline GD this whole pregnancy(I'm 36.5 weeks now). Its such a pain, BUT with careful diet and exercise as well as a medicine cabinet full of supplements, I've managed to not only keep it pretty much at bay, but also grow a normal sized babe, it would seem. Just a few more weeks to go, I keep telling myself. With all the work, I'm now FINALLY being treated like I'm not a serious risk case by my midwife and backup OB.<br><br>
For birth stories about women with GD that went on to have normal vaginal births, a great site would be plus sized pregnancy. Here is a link to a ton of birth stories of GD moms <a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gdbirthstories.htm" target="_blank">http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/g...rthstories.htm</a>. Also, if you do a forum search for the 2010 Gestational Diabetes Support Thread, you'll find a great discussion of moms who are working through GD in their pregnancies.<br><br>
GOOD LUCK! It doesn't have to be a huge deal, it can be totally manageable and you can go on to have a wonderful birth!
 

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Sounds a lot like my last pregnancy, failed by just a couple points, I NEVER had a high reading, I was just treated like a lepper until I decided enough was enough and had a homebirth with my little girl. Such a HUGE whopping GD baby at 40w4d and 6lbs 10oz. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Here is a link: <a href="http://www.sumnerrain.com/2008/06/09/sophia-elannas-birth-story/" target="_blank">http://www.sumnerrain.com/2008/06/09...s-birth-story/</a>
 

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I have pcos & had gd with ds. I had a terrrrrrible time getting my blood sugar numbers under control & was sooooo scared & stressed for the last 3 months of my pregnancy.<br><br>
I had a wonderful birth. I was induced 'cause his umbilical cord was not functioning well & he was getting large (the u/s weight was dead on btw). But we were able to induce using just cervical gel.<br><br>
I laboured without drugs, no iv, no pressure. It went pretty well. It was much more painful than I expected though - although the induction could have affected that.<br><br>
In the end I was exhausted & pushing was very unproductive. I ended up with a forceps delivery & therefore tore terribly.<br><br>
I know it was not a perfect birth but I was happy with the outcome & even happier I had avoided the c-section the RE had talked about constantly.
 
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