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Might have Gestational Diabetes at 39 weeks

(4 Posts)
islandlassie Tue 16-Sep-08 16:16:38

Well the title gives it away. I get my results tomorrow. What will happen with them finding it so late if it comes back positive? I asked midwife but she avoided the question. I feel low.

islandlassie Tue 16-Sep-08 16:56:07


mrsboogie Tue 16-Sep-08 17:09:58

I got it at 35 weeks. It sort of depends really on how long you have had it. At this late stage I think they will just scan you to see whether they think baby is big and whether you are carrying a lot of fluid then depending on the results consider whether they might want to induce you a bit early. They will also tell you to keep a check on your blood sugars until the baby comes.

Main thing now is don't worry - there's no need to be worried at this late stage - and don't be pushed into anything. I was induced last week because they thought my baby was huge. He wasn't and the induction was unnecessary. I don't believe he was affected at all. They also made a great fuss before hand about monitoring his blood sugar when he came out and how he might need to go to a special care baby unit. There wasn't a word said about any of this when he was born - oh and he wasn't even that big.

I suggest you find out tomorrow what the result is then come back on here and chat to the ladies on the GD thread. they talk a lot of sense.

Don't worry!

mrsboogie Tue 16-Sep-08 17:14:26

ps - this is all very fresh to me so if you have any questions I would be happy to answer any questions you have if I can.

one thing they did say to me - GD is not due to anything wrong you have done - its just caused by the placenta hoovering up all your insulin.

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