Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and Dr wants to deliver at 34 weeks?!
I have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at week 22. I'm not overweight and I have no Diabetic famliy members, so when I was diagnosed both my husband and I were shocked ... to be honest I didn't even know it existed.
Since then, I've been placed on Glucophage XR 500mg, I'm on a controlled low GI, sugar-less diet, which really sucks! And I have good and bad days with my sugar readings, making me think that this GD was actually brought on by the extreme stress I've gone through since I got pregnant... I have great difficulties relaxing or winding down, which doesn't help either. (In the last 6 months, I have lost my grandmother to cancer, she was really ill, my mother is going through a divorce, we moved her from her house (4 bedroom to 2 bedroom) from another province to be closer to us, we furnished her house to rent out, we fixed, carpeted, gardened etc, until I felt I was going to fall over. I'm also in the prossess of buying a house which is taking forever and I doubt I'd be moved in before my daughter is born. The to top it off, my car broke and because it is an import, nobody is willing to look at it! They say the most stressfull things one could do is go through death, divorce or moving house... I'm about to tick the third box ...
So now that you know a little about my history, let me get to my question. When we went in to speak to our Gyne, at 24 weeks, she explained a lot about GD, but she said we are looking at an early delivery via C-section at 43 weeks. This was the cherry on the cake. Nowhere on the internet can I find any evidence that my child, still in the normal weight range, should be delivered so early. Most moms moan about having to deliver at 38 weeks, but 34 weeks are way worse! She'd be going straight to NICU, and who knows how long she'll be in there before I'll be able to hold her!
Has anbody heard anything about delivering at 34 weeks because of GD? Or did you deliver at 34 weeks for other reasons, and what was the outcome with your precious child. My husband and I are totally stressed out...