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I would love to hear some other ladies' experiences with this. My nurse practioner has informed me 2 times that the OBs don't "like" to let the GD moms go over their due dates. I am very anti-induction unless truely medically needed.
My thoughts are: if I have my GD under control, and my levels are good, then what is the worry? If they were out of control then the risks would be apparent.
I had a 9.6lb baby last time and fully expect another big one.. so at what point is my baby "too big" to carry to term? They want to do an ultrasound at 36 weeks to determine the size of the baby - but my understanding is that these are not accurate. I want to decline the U/S because I feel that it will just make them want to push things along and hassle me.
I have an appointment next Tuesday with one of the OBs in the office and have a lot of questions for him anyway, so I guess these are all questions I will be asking. But I really would like to know if there is any reason that, if my bgl are under control, that I cannot treat this like a normal pregnancy?
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If I were you, I wouldn't get the 36 week ultrasound. Keep taking care of yourself and monitoring your levels. Induction can have some serious consequences -- like a much higher risk of a csection (which is what the OBs are probably worried about anyway--the baby being "too big" to come out and needing to be sectioned.)
Keep informing yourself about labour and delivery positions that work with gravity (NOT lying on your back with your legs in the air) so that a large baby will come out more easily.