I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I had another growth scan yesterday and they are estimated my baby boy to be 7lbs 9oz already so he is above the 95th centile. I saw the consultant as I do every 2 weeks and this time was not very positive. He basically told me that if after my scan in 2 weeks, or any other scan I may have to have before my due date, he reaches 9.5lbs or more I would have to have a c-section. I told him I did not want this and asked why. His response was that because I had a previous c-section (with my first baby 9 years ago as she was very big and had undetected GD) I could not get induced or give birth naturally as it is too risky due to the scar and the risk of it reopening. This made no sense to me as my argument was that I gave birth 3 years ago to my son after being induced at 39 weeks and 5 days and he was predicted to be around 9.5lbs but he spoke down to me and said he was only 8lbs though and laughed....yes he was 8lbs but he was predicted to be 9.5lbs.
I am so confused as to why in the last 3 years things have changed that much that I can't have the birth I want when I'm in the same condition with the same factors as then? I really do not want a c-section as I ended up really poorly last time and ended up with bad infections and ended up back in hospital and it was stressful and makes me so anxious.
Has anybody else been through anything similar to this or have any advice? My diabetes midwife has assured me she will come in with me next time I see the consultant to ease my anxiety.