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Can doctors induce labor if you have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Labor can be induced as long as there are no other contraindications to vaginal delivery, such as, placenta previa and breech presentation.

In brief: Yes

Labor can be induced as long as there are no other contraindications to vaginal delivery, such as, placenta previa and breech presentation.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Often women with gest diabetes need to be induced d/t poor diabetic control, large infant, or just because their high risk pregnancy is not allowed to go past their due date.
Gdm patients are also monitored late in their pregnancies with nsts & afi checks; induced if any abnormalities are found. So usually, you have a higher risk of needing induction.

In brief: Yes

Often women with gest diabetes need to be induced d/t poor diabetic control, large infant, or just because their high risk pregnancy is not allowed to go past their due date.
Gdm patients are also monitored late in their pregnancies with nsts & afi checks; induced if any abnormalities are found. So usually, you have a higher risk of needing induction.
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Depending on the overall success of managing your gestational diabetes, doctors sometimes recommend early delivery of the baby, especially if there is concern with the size of the baby or the mother's overall health.
Gestational diabetes does not itself prevent the option of inducing labor.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the overall success of managing your gestational diabetes, doctors sometimes recommend early delivery of the baby, especially if there is concern with the size of the baby or the mother's overall health.
Gestational diabetes does not itself prevent the option of inducing labor.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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