Log In Sign Up

can I have NCB even with GD?

Forum: Natural Childbirth


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Natural Childbirth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
January 3rd, 2011, 08:39 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 606
I just got diagnosed with GD (late in the pregnancy, even though I had the signs for awhile). I had passed my previous GD test, but kept having sugar in my urine, so the Dr. did more testing and found out my levels have been high for the last 3 months (not sure how they test for that with a blood test). My question is, how likely is it that I can still have a NCB if I have GD?

Thank you to Claire1979 for my wonderful siggy
Reply With Quote
January 3rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
navywifey2003's Avatar Home Birth Mama
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 37,585
Send a message via AIM to navywifey2003
You can have a natural child birth with GD. A mom in my PR had a successful home birth with GD.

Reply With Quote
January 3rd, 2011, 10:32 PM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm a husker girl :)
Posts: 16,336
absolutely, as long as your provider is supportive. monitor your sugars and you should be just fine!

Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Reply With Quote
January 3rd, 2011, 10:34 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,430
You most certainly can... have faith in your body and baby...!!!
*9 weeks * 4/11/13
*5 weeks * 6/22/13
Reply With Quote
January 4th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1
I tink you shouldn't have a problem Just try to keep it under control! GD is once case where if you are measuring really big it is possible to grow a baby too big to birth naturally. But - try to keep your sugars good - and your doc will look out for it. It's not likely it will all of the sudden in labour pop up. GL and it is totally possible!

Thank you Kiliki for my first beautiful Siggie!

mom of 2 angels and an earth baby
Reply With Quote
January 4th, 2011, 02:17 PM
BoobyDutyAgainJen's Avatar Proud Mom & Birth Mom
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 28,941
Send a message via AIM to BoobyDutyAgainJen
I had GD with my daughter Leila. She was born without pain medication in a hospital. However, I was talked into/coerced into an induction. I fought off most other typical hospital interventions, but it was a challenge. As long as your sugars are controlled through diet or insulin there is NO reason why you can't deliver naturally. Research more into it and I believe there is a diet suggested too. I'd look more into that. Basically, the more you know the more you are able to advocate for yourself when the time comes that they start talking "Big Baby Syndrome." If you have any questions PM me...I only drop in here every now and then.

Thanks *Kiliki* for the precious siggy!

Reply With Quote
January 4th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Lucky Mama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,575
Absolutely! You can have a NCB with GB. I agree with the other girls advice regarding diet and having a supportive provider. Good luck!

____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Reply With Quote
January 5th, 2011, 10:25 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 606
Thanks ladies. So far, I am able to keep my sugars within normal levels. I am a bit worried that it was caught so late, but when I went to the doctor last week, he thought the baby was about 5.5 pounds, which still puts him within an ok range, I think. I have an ultrasound with the high risk pregnancy doctor next Tuesday so maybe they will have more info.

And . . . . DUH! I just realized - I don't really know why I asked the question. My mom had GD with my sister and had her at hom 9 lbs 10.5 oz. and she has a petite 5'1" frame. So of course I could do it.

Thank you to Claire1979 for my wonderful siggy
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0