My specialist was incredibly frustrated with my being adamant against being
induced. I almost felt sorry for her. If your provider is anything like
mine, she actually dealt with very few Type 1s with good control. Most of
her experience was with gestational diabetes.
Obviously there are indications for induction (results of the non-stress
tests, fluid levels etc.) and it’s sensible to listen to medical advice
from the professionals, but I found it helpful to remember that no matter
how much pressure I was getting they couldn’t “make” me be induced. I just
had to say no …and be willing to accept the risk.
Their job is protect against the worst case scenario (even if there’s an
incredibly tiny chance of that happening) and never mind the very probable,
but much less serious downside of a more painful labor because of an
induction or C-section risk.
The day before I went into labor I did cave and schedule an induction (for
a week in the future at what the docs considered 42 weeks), but was
actually planning on cancelling the appointment last minute if all my NSTs
and all looked fine still. So that’s a stall tactic as well. Not sure
that’s advisable, but it was my plan. I also never trusted their due date
and thought their 42 weeks was more likely to be 41 plus 1 or 2 days.
Breastfeeding has been a breeze! My daughter’s 10 1/2 months (another
October baby!) and I’ve recently been trying to reduce down to a morning
and nightly feed, but she’s not thrilled with the idea. The interactions
between my BG and breastfeeding are that I have avoided BFing the few times
I’ve been high (like over 160) and I have been going low during the night a
lot more often than I used to. I hypothesize that’s because my body is hard
at work making milk, but honestly after all the fluctuations during
pregnancy I’m not entirely sure what “normal” is anymore.
Your situation and approach (including the finding articles as evidence)
sounds so much like mine! There just isn’t much data about outcomes for
people in our situation because there aren’t that many of us and good
control is so much easier to achieve now than it was even five years ago.
We’re building that set of outcomes for those coming after us. I’d put
money down that everything is going to go great for you.
First kid I’m guessing? Enjoy the last few weeks of life as you know it. Go
out to dinner a lot and sleep as much as possible. LOL.