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At risk of giving birth prematurely because my arcuate uterus

Hello, Im 21 yrs old, not overweight, 29 weeks pregnant and have an arcuate uterus. My cervix had started to efface at 24 weeks so i was given celestone to mature my babys lungs.
My Obstetrician told me at my first visit that i was at risk of giving birth prematurely because my uterus may not be able to carry the baby till term.
Last week i was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I am controlling it with diet. Im worried that my baby will have macrosomia and that will double my chances of having a premature delivery. Also, does macrosomia go away after birth? Like will it go back to a normal size? Im just very worried.
Thanks,
Helen.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Helen, It is great that you have been able to fall pregnant and carry the baby to 29 weeks. Hopefully you will be able to carry the baby as close to term as possible so that you can decrease the likelihood of complications. Gestational diabetes does not cause problems if your sugar levels are well-controlled. There will be minimal risk of macrosomia and you will be closely monitored because of your other condition that this will not happen. A baby born with macrosomia can have some problems with breathing after birth and some difficulty keeping its sugar levels up. Its weight will normalize in a month or two after birth. Try not to worry too much. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 01 Mar 2009