I'm due January 2nd. I got put on insulin a couple weeks ago. My OB stated that since I am on insulin, it changes things. I have to have a bpp/nst every Wednesday and the first bpp results were great, except baby is measuring large.
They said baby is 5-12. Greater than 90th percentile? Dr. said she knows these can be way off, but if baby continues to measure large, she would advise a scheduled c-section if measurements say she's over 9 pounds because of risk of shoulder dystocia. She also said that I can't go over 39 weeks. So, I guess I'd be induced? I'm so upset about this. I don't want a traumatic birth experience, but I didn't want there to be this much medical intervention.
My whole family has over-9-pounders. There is no history of gestational diabetes with any of the women I'm speaking of. My mother, my husband's mother, my sister-in-law, my cousins...
Does anyone have GD delivery experiences to share? Is there no way I can wait 'til after 39 weeks to deliver? I've heard induction before baby is ready to come out usually fails and ends with surgery. And I just plain old don't want a c-section.
P.S. Should I bother bringing up the fact that I ovulated late? She didn't seem to care when I first saw her, but now it's a matter of days. I was keeping track of my cycles and I got a positive reading for an LH surge 22 days into my cycle.