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Just kind of lurking. I am 38 weeks as of tomorrow and I have GD. I am scheduled for a csection on the 6th. I don't think we will have to worry about his size. They are saying he should be between 8 and 8 1/2 lbs which doesn't seem too big to me. I have read it is possible for him to have hypoglycemia when he is born. What exactly will they do when he is born as far as testing and everything?? If he does have it, what happens from there? Any input would be great!! Thanks in advance!
They will test his blood sugar every so often, usually by heelstick, to make sure his sugar is stable. It is often done at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 hours after birth. At my hospital, this is done in the room where the baby and I are staying together. They will also monitor for symptoms of hypoglycemia, although not every hypoglycemic infant is symptomatic. If the baby is hypoglycemic, they give the baby glucose, sometimes as sugar water and sometimes through IV. Over the time that you are in the hospital, your baby's blood sugars should normalize.
If you have had good blood sugar control since diagnosis, your baby's chances of not being hypoglycemic are good.