Week 37 ~ Pregnancy Update

I am now officially full term alhamdulillah! Scary stuff!! The 9 months, even with the gestational diabetes have flown by.
I had my final appointments at the diabetic clinic last week. My consultant was on holiday so someone was covering – so I didn’t think I would get the answers I wanted. 
However, the consultant who was covering made the decisions that needed to be made.
The hospital policy is to induce ladies with gestational diabetes. This is because the placenta can stop working towards the end so they do not risk it and literally force baby out after 38 weeks.
As baby is weighing in at 6lb 12 oz there is no need for a c-section as that is a normal weight alhamdulillah. But I will be induced – I am not looking forward to that and that is making me feel physically sick!!
I will be having a sweep on the 11th inshAllah. If that does not work I will be booked into hospital 2 days later to start the induction. Once I am in hospital I won’t be allowed to leave until baby has arrived. If the induction does not work in a few days then they will give me a c-section. So sadly the risk of a c-section has not totally gone.
I am not looking forward to the sweep or the induction. The thought of them is worrying me and if the process takes a few days I will be stuck in hospital which I really didn’t want. 
But the thing that is stopping me from totally freaking out is the fact that I will have baby in my arms in less than 2 weeks inshAllah!
I also spoke to the diabetic consultant who was pleased with my diabetes control so far. He advised me to stop taking the meds as soon as baby has arrived and then I will have to have a fasting blood test 6 weeks after delivery to check to see if the diabetes has gone. After that I will need to be checked annually. 
InshAllah the diabetes goes away.Photobucket
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13 Comments

  1. September 1, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Inshaallah ya rabb.. xx

  2. Feisty Tapas
    September 1, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    I don't know what "inshaallah" means, you'll have to fill me in, but it sounds very similar to the Spanish "ojalá" (which means hopefully or, literally, "God willing" and yes it's of Arab influence, that god being Allah). Right, that bit of trivia out of the way (you would think with a Muslim mother-in-law I would know these expressions but she hardly ever uses them), I wish you all the best, I am sure you'll be fine, during labour just keep your eye on your sugary targets while you cuddle your baby, there can't be a better reward to all the effor you've put in!

  3. Muslim Mummy
    September 1, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    Yep it means 'God Willing'. Keep meaning to do a 'phrases I use' in the sidebar!

    Thanks hun – yep I have my eye on a big bar of galaxy chocolate lol! That and the baby will keep me going!!

  4. Muslim Mummy
    September 1, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    xx

  5. September 2, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Good luck and how exciting that you will have your baby in your arms so soon!
    Praying for a fast and easy delivery insha'allah

  6. September 2, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    oh very exciting, not long now! Good luck on the big day, here's hoping you will be blessed with an easy labour and no need for the c-section!
    xx Good news on the diabetes meds too!

  7. September 4, 2012 / 11:09 am

    I can't believe this great time is already there dear. How exciting. I pray for you all will go well and no c-section will be needed. Take care dear. Much love.xx

  8. Muslim Mummy
    September 9, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    InshALlah!!

  9. Muslim Mummy
    September 9, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Thanks Tinuke! Will be happy to stop the meds….hopefully it will be permanent

  10. Muslim Mummy
    September 9, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Thanks for your support as usual xx

  11. Mums make lists
    March 23, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Great post.

    The Baby Shower Link Party this week is focused on pregnancy health and I would absolutely love for you to link this post up Alice x

  12. Fozia S
    March 24, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    Have added the link x

  13. Mums make lists
    March 28, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up – Alice xxx

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