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I have gestational diabeties and there is talk of needing to be induced at around 38 weeks. I really would like to avoid this and was wondering what the likelyhood of me making it through to 38 weeks would be anyway given I went into early labour which w

Hi, I had my first baby at 37+1, a quick worry free labour and a healthy baby. I am pregnant now with my second and have gestational diabeties and there is talk of needing to be induced at around 38 weeks. I really would like to avoid this and was wondering what the likelyhood of me making it through to 38 weeks would be anyway given I went into early labour which was very quick (4hrs total) for my first?

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, This really depends on how stable your diabetes is and the health and size of your baby. It's not unusual to manage mothers with Gestational Diabetes by inducing them from 38 weeks. This is usually to mitigate complications. The other issue is that you need to be sure of your dates, as does your obstetric team. You may well go into labour yourself and not need to be induced but at this stage, it's almost impossible to predict. Speak with your maternity care provider and tell them how you feel. Your input is absolutely valid when planning for your baby's delivery. Best Jane
Answered: 14 May 2015