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I`ve developed gestational diabetes

Hi Alex, I am currently 37 weeks and have developed gestational diabetes, I am being induced at 38.3 wks. Do you have any information that may help me encourage natural labour or may help put my mind at ease as I try and prepare for the induction date.

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Firstly, gestational diabetes is not a reason alone for inducing labour. Please ask your carers to explain their reasoning in more detail to you. It is advisable to try to be as fit as possible and to eat a healthy diet. Regular exercise such as walking and swimming helps prepare your body for labour. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Dec 2007