Some background, I was diagnosed with a mild case of GD with my first pregnancy. I was more closely monitored and checked my blood sugar 3x's a day. It was managed well with diet and exercise and I had a natural, low-intervention hospital birth. DS was 8lb 10.5oz. Both DH and I are not tiny so I wasn't expecting a little baby anyway, but he was not huge either.
This time I am seeing a midwife. I didn't do the lab screen for GD, but instead did a home test with OJ and my blood sugar was 136. It was supposed to be under 140. Close, but at least it was under. I am not testing my blood sugar and am just trying to watch what I eat. It has been harder to be as disciplined and to get daily exercise with a toddler in tow. Still, my weight gain has been slow and not too much. (About 20lbs so far and I have about a month and a half to go.)
My point? I am really scared of having too big of a baby. This is my first homebirth and I am feeling nervous about this all fo a sudden. I have not had any u/s other than in the very beginning. W/ DS I was getting scanned all the time and I admit it was reassuring.
My mom had a 10lb 2oz baby at home and had lots of tearing. The midwife did not do a good job of stitching her up and she had to have it fixed years later.
Anyone else have experience w/ GD? Did you have a large baby or any other complications?