Hi ladies. I am 37 weeks pregnant, and I have GD and polyhydramnios. Despite my sugars being under good control, baby is growing at a concerning pace. He was measuring 8#9oz this week. My first son was 8#15oz, I had him vaginally, but he was a mild shoulder dystocia. My doctor discussed my options with me today. Basically, he wants to keep baby put as long as possible, probably 39.5 weeks. Baby will probably be over 10# by then, and given the history with my son, there is a risk of shoulder dystocia. My doctor said I could try labor, but first sign of trouble, we would be going to a csection, or just scheduling a csection. I'm leaning towards just scheduling the csection because I don't want to put my son's health at risk.
Now I'm terrified of surgery and the recovery. I have a very active, 35lb 2 year old. How much help will I need caring for him, and for how long? What kind of restrictions will I have? Anything else anyone can add? TIA