Do Blood Sugar Levels Rise Before Labor

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Gestational Diabetes And Giving Birth

The latest guidance from NICE, published in 2015, has extended the time by which women with gestational diabetes should give birth to 40 weeks, 6 days – not much less than the general guidance for all pregnant women, which is 42 weeks. If you have not gone to birth at this point, induction of labour will be recommended. "When I was in the hospital, I felt I didn’t know what was going on. I would have liked more information about that part so I could have been better prepared." Gemma, mum of one The main reason for induction is to prevent stillbirth. For all women, the risk increases when their pregnancy goes past 42 weeks. However, one study has shown that women with gestational diabetes may be at risk earlier. So for this reason, the guidance in England and Wales states that if you have gestational diabetes, you should not go beyond 40 weeks, 6 days. An induction or caesarean may also be advised if your baby is very large (macrosomia) – as this may cause difficulties during the birth. On the other hand induction may also be recommended if the team detects poor growth in your baby. In Scotland, most women with diabetes in pregnancy are induced within 40 weeks. The guidance sa Continue reading >>

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  1. lauram116

    I didn't know they get harder to control towards the end! Thank you!!! I eat the same thing everyday and they have been a lot higher! Sorry I can't answer your question.... He's still in there!! Thank you though!

  2. smokeypants

    Haha well glad I could help you!

  3. BakinABoy

    Mine actually got much better as I went along. It's very few and far between that I miss a number and when I do it's my own stupidity. I've controlled it by diet entirely.

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