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Can Doctors Induce Labor If You Have Gestational Diabetes
Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more
At 24-28 weeks: Generally, it is recommended to screen for diabetes in pregnancy at between 24-28 weeks. However, if someone had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy, it may be advisable to recommend testing as early as 14 weeks in addition to the usual screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than i actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?
My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?
May be diabetes: You may actually have type 2 diabetes. 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes after delivery. Up to 60% may develop diabetes in the next 10-20 years. You should follow-up with your primary doctor and have additional testing done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im pregnant for 21 weeks wirh gestational diabetes. Mt doc gave me folygel DHA .. pls help me if this tab is really good for me and reliable too?
Your doc knows you: Your doctor has way more information about you than we do. He is in a much better position to answer this question. Lots of things go into the decision besides your personal history of gestational diabetes. Weight, age, family history, other blood tests, you physical exam etc. Trust your doc or find a doc you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?
Pregnancy & Diabetes: Pregnancy has way of altering glucose metabolism and Insulin sensitivity made worse as the pregnancy progresses. You may not have gotten an "f" on the test but you may have gotten a "d" which can affect your fetus. Please heed your OB md's advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on your current degree of control. If you are running very high, Insulin will be needed. If slightly above goal, a pill will be fine. If currently controlled and at goal, diet/exercise will be all you need but you have to be followed closely as your numbers will go up as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gestational diabetes: Depends. Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of patients may be better equiped to handle this kind of patient. Perinatologists are specially trained for high risk issues and can co manage your gdm with your ob. Just ask your OB if he/she is comfortable doing this or find a local perinatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 14 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. How often will I have to see my doctor & what tests do I take?
Too early: If your blood sugars are elevated at this point in your pregnancy, you are more likely a pre-gestational diabetic. Gestational diabetes is a consequence of hormones produced by placenta. The quantity of this hormone is insufficient in the early stages of pregnancy to cause gestational diabetes. Discuss this scenario further with your doctor. ...Read more
I am 27 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a couple off weeks ago will I need to be induced?
No increased odds: If you keep your gestational diabetes well controlled, & no other complications arise, you are no more likely to need to be induced than any one else. Keeping your diabetes controlled is very important; your risk of problems is directly related to how well controlled your sugars are. Been there, done that, know how hard it is- good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will doctors induce labor at 37 in a half weeks if i've had contractions for 3 days with no dialation psdt a 3?
No: Not unless your water breaks, and then you fail to progress. ...Read more
How long does the doctor wait to induce labor after due date? 41 or 42weeks? How do doctors induce labor? How is it done
Depends: Most doctors will induce at 42 weeks, but some might induce earlier. There are a number of methods used for inducing labor, ranging from stripping cervical membranes to breaking the water to using a combination of medications to soften the cervix and stimulate uterine contractions. ...Read more
No!: It would be totally inappropriate and selfish to induce labor early, with the potential difficulties of the baby not yet being fully developed and ready for birth, just to make your back pains better. Sorry, but you should be maximizing your baby's growth, maturity, and birth health. I'm sorry your back is giving you trouble; discuss with your OB and see if there are some things to help you! but no induce! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is dangerous to use CYTOTEC (misoprostol) to induce labor at 41 weeks?, my doc say is not dangerous but i would like a second opinion
Not Dangerous...: Cytotec is used frequently to soften the cervix in preparation for labor induction with Pitocin (oxytocin). When used correctly with monitoring in the hospital it is very safe and effective. It would not be safe to use at home where there is no monitoring etc. Most of the time it doesn't actually cause full blown labor but some women, especially if they have had other deliveries will go into labor. ...Read more
Irregular glucose levels on insulin with gestational diabetes do they induce you and why have i been told induced at 38 weeks then go to 40 weeks ?
Varies: In the us, is is now common not to induce before 39 wks in normal pregnancies.In a pregnancy with gestational or regular diabetes, the infants may take longer to reach lung maturity.I have seen some with classical rds born at 40 wks.Your obgym team must try to balance the size issue with the other issue babies may have.Please discuss this with them as this or other considerations could be in play. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Castor Oil: There would be no harm done. But, you do not need us to give you permission. ...Read more
Doc prescribed evening primrose oil capsules to induce labor.i can't find it in capsules, they are in soft gels.difference between those forms?
37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?
Please discuss with : Ob ! u can be induced at 39 weeks , no earlier, but that is between u and your doc, unless there is something wrong with you or the baby and i rec an us for efw so you can see if this baby's efw is larger than your first 2. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more
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