What do you think????

By dkkendall Latest Reply 2010-02-17 05:55:01 -0600
Started 2010-02-16 14:22:57 -0600

I have GD and my due date is almost 4 weeks away. My doula has recommended that i talk to my doctor about being put on med for these last weeks in hopes that the baby does not grow too big. I am trying to have a vaginal birth after a cesarean so size of baby is really important!

fasting #'s for last two weeks:

2 hours after breakfast #'s

2 hours after lunch #'s

2 hours after dinner #'s

My doctor wants my fasting no higher than 110 and 2 hours after a meal no higher than 140. Everything that i have read has said your fasting should be below 100 and 2 hours after a meal below 120.

I know these numbers don't look too bad, but honestly if they are low its because i either didnt eat very much (for fear of a high number) or probably tested my blood and hour late.

Is it worth it to go on meds for such a short amount of time?

3 replies

Kira_xo 2010-02-17 05:55:01 -0600 Report

with only 4 weeks left and diagnosed with G.D. your doctor should be scheduling you for an ultrasound soon. He will be able to tell how large the baby is and if it would be a good idea to induce or wait it out. For example, I had an ultrasound schedules at 37 weeks and 2 days. Of course…I went into labor at 36 weeks and 6 days haha so I missed my ultrasound, but due to the fact my son was 8 pounds 3 oz, the doctor said he would have induced me the day of the ultrasound when he saw how large my son was. Now, what you also need to understand is, you may very well need to have another c-section due to the babys size with GD so please be prepared for that option. I did not have to have a c-section with mine but my doctor was very close to making me have one. I did have a large baby for 3 weeks early. but, not I didnt need a c-section… just 11 stitches.. O_O

Harlen 2010-02-16 17:56:43 -0600 Report

I would go to a 2nd Doc and ask them I an not a Doc and I dont know what your past history is your # look good.
Best wishes and congradulations