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    I had my first prenatal appointment yesterday! It went really well! We got to see baby on an ultrasound; he/she was wiggling around like last time and we got to see an itty bitty foot. It was adorable. Heartbeat was 159.

    We discussed VBAC vs repeat c-section with my doctor and she said I'm a good candidate for it still, but I'm kind of in the air about it now. They are going to deliver me by 39 weeks regardless because of my gestational diabetes and insulin. My doctor said I could schedule a c-section and then decide at the last minute that I want to try a VBAC and that's perfectly fine. I might do that and see if I go into labor on my own before 39 weeks and see how well I'm progressing on my own. Or, vice versa, I could plan for a VBAC then decide I want a repeat c-section. So I have plenty of time to think over it.

    It's a big decision. We're going to see how this pregnancy goes and decide for sure a little further down the line.
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    It's good you have that option.....
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    Glad you had a nice appointment and u/s. Your doctor sounds very understanding!
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    Sounds like a great appt, and hooray for getting to see the baby!
    Your Dr sounds great, seems like she's going to leave the delivery decisions up to you
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    Sounds like a great appt!

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    Sounds like a good appointment! Do you have gestational diabetes already? Or do they just think you might because of last time?

    Have you visited ICAN's website? http://ican-online.org/ It can give you lots of great info and help you decide what you'd like to do!
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    Thanks! I do have a very informative and supportive doctor! My husband even asked her if she'd recommend a c-section over a VBAC and she just said, "They both have risks and benefits and ultimately it's your choice. I can't really say one way or another." I have to say, that answer gives me a LOT of confidence in her as a doctor and it says a lot about her belief that I, as a patient, don't need to be told WHAT to do and can make my own decisions about my body. She's very open and honest without being pushy one way or another.

    Buckeye- They actually have me down as a pre-gestational diabetic because it's been diagnosed so early in my pregnancy. My Hemoglobin A1C levels came back as higher than normal, but lower than diabetic. Basically between. But they have me on insulin early because my fasting sugars were higher than they like for pregnant women. Because it was high before I got pregnant, it'll probably still be high after my pregnancy, though I'm not sure if it'll be high enough to keep me as a diagnosed diabetic because it wasn't high enough to diagnose before. ANYWAY, I know it's complicated. In either case, after my pregnancy I need to keep up a diabetic diet to keep my sugar levels under control so I don't develop diabetes.

    Thanks for the link. I'll have to look into it.
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    How awesome that you were able to see so much on the ultrasound and that you have such an open minded doctor! Glad to hear you had such a great appointment. Some insurance companies (if you have insurance) cover the costs of a nutritionist to help with the diabetic diet. Good luck girl!
    -Jacki




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