I wasn't a dx type 1 until 2 yrs after I had my last child (just dx April of this yr) but I was a medicated GD with both of my pregnancies, which should have been my first clue that I was really late onset type 1 but that's a whole other story.....anyway with my daughter she was born naturally on her due date at a healthy weight and had no complications with regard to my diabetes. My son on the other hand was induced 2 weeks early because of my GD and other complications, I was being monitored 2x per week minimum and it caused me a great deal of stress and anxiety. the birth itself went fine, almost too easy after I heard so many horrible induction stories I was prepared for the worst lol...he was a tad biggish for 38 weeks just under 8 1/2 lbs but not a huge kiddo, he did however have a lot of low blood sugars and the "shakes" the first 24 hrs post birth in which they simply had me feed him which corrected it and by day 2 he was stable with the blood sugars. I bottle fed him from the start (my own choice because of nursing stuff with my first it was just a decision I made) and they never took him away from me or mentioned tubes or IVs or anything like that. And they simply said he either had to nurse or take a bottle right away because of his low blood sugar. all in all the experience of his birth was a good one, the nurses were fabulous and my OB is maybe one my most favorite people on the planet, I feel blessed by that!
I am sorry you had such a bad experience :( I would also suggest looking into other drs and facilities. I am also a nurse and I can say with certainty that not all drs are created equal some are fabulous and some well....not so much!! Just remember you are your own best advocate and if you have to be beotchy (for lack of a better word ;))to get your point across so be it! good luck!
I am so glad things worked out for you. =) Thank you for the advice. I appreciate it. =) My second child was 5 weeks early (came on her own) and was 9lb 4oz. lol Yep she was a biggin. But it worked in my favor with my son, cuz he was 7 weeks early and was 5lbs 4oz. Which is big for 7 weeks early, but it was good cuz he was only in the NICU for like 1.5 weeks. So the big benefit him there. =)
Thanks for the advice. =) I had a birth plan but they weren't too good at sticking with it. Especially the nurses. =( But I think I could have stuck to my guns better too, but I really do hate confrontation. =D lol
Junior was in NICU when she was born, as they gave her antibiotics as MrsAcidRock had a temp during delivery. We put the breast milk into shot glasses and dumped it into her. She was *extremely* healthy, like 8 lb 4 oz and looked very out of place w/ the preemies but still had to wait a week to get out, to get back up to her birth weight.
That was in 1998 so I would figure every facility would at least consider trying that method of feeding before an invasive one? I hope you can shop around for a different provider, maybe talk to the people managing the NICU about these sort of issues?
Yes, I hope if I have another baby I will have a better experience. =D