Sliding scale

Sliding scale (variable-rate intravenous insulin infusion) What is an insulin ‘sliding scale’? A sliding scale (or the real name: variable-rate intravenous insulin infusion, sometimes abbreviated to ‘VRIII’) is an intravenous drip with insulin...

Induction

Induction of labour with gestational diabetes In this post, I share what induction of labour means, look into the evidence-based research around the need for induced birth with gestational diabetes and look into the different methods used for inducing labour. For a...

Gestational Diabetes Waterbirth

A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that a waterbirth is off the cards. In this post, I will share your birthrights in the UK alongside evidence-based research and other helpful information to help you achieve a gestational diabetes waterbirth....

Gestational Diabetes Homebirth

A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that a homebirth is off the cards. In this post, I will share your birthrights in the UK alongside evidence-based research and other helpful information to help you achieve a gestational diabetes homebirth....

Gestational Diabetes Birth

In this post, I look at Gestational Diabetes Birth. I’ll start by sharing what the current [2022] guidelines in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland recommend for timing and mode of birth for those diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I will then share...