Will peds want me to deliver my baby a couple weeks early with my gestational diabetes?

No. Newborns born to diabetic mothers are at higher risk to develop respiratory distress syndrome especially when delivered before full-term. Please be aware that estimation of due date has a margin of error of 1-2 weeks.

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I might have gestational diabetes does this mean they might want to deliver my baby prematurely before it gets huge?

Depends on control. If your blood sugar stays high during pregnancy it will create problems for baby. Baby will begin to to make its own Insulin & begin storing the excess as enlargement of organs and body size. At some point, baby may be to large to go thru your birth canal & c-section may be necessary. If you achieve & maintain good control, baby will remain normal & normal delivery may be possible.

Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Best to change now. It is probably most important for your baby for you to be most attentive to your diet now rather than waiting til after your baby is born. The environment in utero is very important to your baby and if your blood sugar levels are constantly high, your baby can be at risk for a number of conditions that can affect him or her at birth and thereafter. Talk with your OB on a recommended diet for now.

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control. There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks).