Don T You Think They Should Induce Me

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Danielle19 - June 11

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 36 weeks and they have me testing my blood and all that stuff, well i ask if i could just be induced since i think there no since in learning how to do shots and all this diet stuff has me so stressed out and the fact they didn't diagnose me until now i also have to do stress test every other day, well my doctor told me no since there was risk invovled with nducing and i was like well theres also lots of risk wih gestational diabetes i don't want a 12 pounder you know, im so stressed over this i can't even sleep if i was comfortable- any ways what do you guys think i should say to my doctor to get her to understand i want to be induced, or do you think i should see another doctor im 38 weeks on tuesday and just need the stress to be over thanks guys

 

Tanna - June 11

Well look at it this way. If you are 38 weeks you only have a very very short time any way to put up with it. I had gestational diabetes with my last two and next week we will see if I have it once again (had my 3 hour test last week). For my first I was induced at 38 weeks even though my sugar levels were fine right up until my 38 week appt. (so my Dr. claims...I think he was just inducing me b/c he was going on a trip). With my second one I was induced around 38 weeks also. So, either way, you are very close.

 

jas - June 12

Actually you don't want to be induced too early. GD slows the lung development in babies so being induced too early (38-39 weeks is early in a GD baby) wouldn't be benificial to him/her. There are worse things in the world then having a 12 lb baby - as long as it's healthy, that is the main thing. I had GD and had an 8 lb baby. I know it's hard, but your doctor knows best.

 

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