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Diabetic Patient type 1, pregnant. Doctors preferring operation mode for child birth. Is normal delivery possible?

My wife is a diabetic Patiant type 1, daily took 2 times insulin .. now she was 9 month pregnency our Gynacologist docter prefered Operation mode for child birth because they dont want to take rescue.. same hospital we consulting diabetic specialist also... they said they both will take care of my wife and child... MY QUESTION IS, IS OPERATION IS THE ONLY CHOICE FOR CHILD DELIVERY? IS NORMAL IS NOT POSSIBLE? Please give me valuable suggest?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Your wife is almost full term pregnant with Diabetes type I and taking Insulin, I presume she must be managed with utmost care and her blood sugar level maintained well.
Now the question of Normal Vaginal delivery or planned C section the decision depends on various factors taken in considerations as chances large for gestational age (macrosomic) are more in such cases and also depends on your pelvic size and hence if vaginal delivery has risks of obstructed labor and shoulder dystocia. Your Gynecologist takes all considerations before reaching to conclusion what is best for you.
Certainly there are ways to monitor size of baby and calculate expected weight also.
In general C Section is safe in such cases.
Be Positive do not worry
wish you safe mother hood.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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