As I’m having a c-section at 38 weeks, the baby needed to have a shot of steroids before she’s born to make sure her lungs are nice and strong when she arrives. I was surprised by this as I thought 38 weeks was past the date when steroids are required, but according to the latest Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists guidelines, it’s generally recommended that all babies to be born by c-section before 39 weeks are given steroids. So that’s what we did.
The one advantage of the whole situation was that because everyone was so busy telling me “steroids will play havoc with your diabetes” it did stop them from telling me that all diabetics have massive babies for a short while at least, so that made a pleasant change. Unfortunately I was unable to locate the havoc prevention setting on my pump, so instead I took to the interweb and asked people via Facebook, Twitter and ;