Brandi - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have gestational diabetes and my Dr. just told me that they would like to induce my labor at 38 weeks because my sugar levels continue to spike up for no apparent reason.
The Dr. also mentioned that in order to deliver that early their office requires an amniocentesis to ensure that the baby's lungs are fully developed and able to function on their own.
Has anyone else ever been told this? My sister was induced with her first child and at that time this test was not required. I'm having a hard time finding risks associated with this procedure this late in pregnancy. I have read about the risks when the test is preformed in the 1st trimester. Any input would be a great help, as I'm not really sure what questions I should be asking or how I should handle this new information.