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Will I be induced because of my diabetes?!

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I've been speaking with doctors, who have told me that because I am a type 1 diabetic, I will not be allowed to give birth anytime AFTER my due date, and will probably be induced earlier than my due date. I'm not really happy about this - I'd rather wait until my body is ready to give birth than be forced to do it! I'm wondering why diabetics are forced to get induced - are there serious risks for the baby, just by me being a diabetic?!

posted Jan 19, 2017 by anonymous

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I believe the main concern is the size of your baby. I was induced for both of my children (a long time ago) and it is not a horrid experience. It is not like you are going to go from 0 to 10 in a few hours. It is done in a gradual manner to allow your body to make the natural adjustments for a naturual delivery. Babies of Type 1 diabetics tend to gain weight rapidly at due date and that could cause the need for a C-section.

If you have trusted your OB/GYN team thus far, keep trusting them to know what should be done for your health and the health of your new baby. 

Best wishes and Congratulations 

answer Jan 20, 2017 by Dr Indu
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