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Gestational Diabetes

So I just got the results back and I do have GD....Does that mean that I will be induced to have my baby early...
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No. It is possible the route and timing of delivery can be according to standard obstetric guidelines.  
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Did you have any signs of it before..im worried from all my swelling and im always thirsty
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I have gd and a natural birth is the plan for now for my original due date.Just keep track of your diet and do what the dietician says. Everything should be fine and no need for induction or csection. :) zi thought it was going to be hard, but honestly it hasn't been bad.
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If your gd is controlled  with diet and excercise with no medication they should let you go to 40 weeks. If you are on medication they will induce you at 38 or 39 weeks depending on how well your sugar levels have been. My doctor had said that when on medication your placenta may start to deteriorate so they induce a week or so early. With gd you have a chance of a large baby. But if you are controlled then the baby's weight will be of normal range. I'm diabetic before pregnancy and on insulin following a diet as well as excercise. I had questioned the doctor about the earliest they would induce she said if I ever got out of control levels she'd rather hospitalized me up to 39 weeks to get sugars in control Rather then a possible baby in nicu for development problems.
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Thanks everyone... For ur post.. I reallyndonfeel better BC I was under the impression I would have to have my baby early... TIA
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