When I first got diagnosed with GD I was told by my midwife that I wouldn't be able to go over 40 weeks, which I completely understand.
Now the obstetrician at the hospital is being all very flexible and relaxed about it.
Today I am 36 weeks 5 days. She said she wants me back in two weeks to do another scan and check on things (which would be 38 weeks 5 days) and then if that all looks fine she'd get me back two weeks after which in her words would put me, "just a bit over your due date" I make it 40 weeks and 5 days.
Then she said, "we like to avoid induction" so we'll look at inducing "around" your due date depending on how things are looking, and followed that with, "unless you didn't want to go very far over your due date did you?"
I supppose I was just a bit taken aback, and I know that if something abnormal showed up closer to the time that they would absolutely recommend I be induced early, but at this point they seem very, "oh well just whatever you want, and we'll play it by ear, and try and give you wriggle room to go into labour on your own." Which is very different than what I was told to expect.
I'm in NZ, so perhaps things are different here, and my obstetrician is Canadian so perhaps the Canadians have a different approach (I've been told in Germany the general approach is to let you go to 41 weeks with GD)
Just curious if your GD is being managed with diet and exercise, and not requiring medication, how things are being approached for you in terms of induction etc.
Elizabeth 5yrs old Jane 3yrs old