Gestational Diabetes Query...

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Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hi there

I've recently been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and would like to know about other ladies birth experiences as I'm more than a little nervous about it.

I had had my heart set on a water birth but understand now that my hospital will not allow me to have one as I will need to be constantly monitored.

What I'm really worried about is whether or not I will be hooked up to all this equipment with no option but to stay on my back on the bed - I really want to try and stay upright and active for as long as possible.

Also - I've heard that I will probably be induced early?

I'm really interested in hearing anyone else's GD birth experiences.

At the moment I am trying to control my blood glucose level through diet and am doing the finger prick test after each meal. We had our first growth scan last Friday and they said that at the moment our daughter is of normal size.

Thanks in advance.
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