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08/04/2013 at 19:30
Had my Mw appointment today. She told me what will happen if I'm induced because of it but I forgot to ask what my options are if I go into labour naturally? I know my sugars would need monitoring but does that mean I'd had to be hooked up the whole time?
09/04/2013 at 07:06
From all the stuff I have read about water birth (I am planning a home water birth) I have not seen anything stating that GD alone would be a reason not to have one. Induction will prevent it, as will certain drugs.
This link is quite useful www.mumsnet.com/.../water-birth
09/04/2013 at 08:23
I was told no. The specialist midwife tried to persuade the consultants to let me as I was a low risk GD patient (condition well controlled by diet alone, ideal BMI) but they weren't having any of it.
09/04/2013 at 10:22
I was told no too, i was on a consultant led ward due to having GD and a high BMI, and i was induced, i was monitored constantly throughout labour which meant that i wasn't able to move much, which i think it why i ended up with a c-section as labour just wasn't progressing.
09/04/2013 at 10:35
I've been told no, too. Think it depends on your hospital though - some now have kits where baby can still be monitored in the pool, though mine doesn't. I needed to be hooked up to a glucose drip as well. Am hoping this time I will be able to be more active, though am anticipating labouring on my back, annoyingly.
I'm insulin dependent though, so I'm in about pretty much the worst place you can possibly be, even though my glycaemic control is pretty good. I'd imagine if you're diet controlled, you're in a much better place.
09/04/2013 at 13:01
09/04/2013 at 14:39
I was also refused a water birth and I only had borderline diabetes. I think there's a higher risk of still birth with GD, so they like to have you constantly monitored. I was gutted, but eventually accepted it as it was in the best interests of baby.
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