I am almost 31 weeks pregnant, and it's going well so far. The baby was about 3 lbs according to the last ultrasound check 6 days ago.
My OB talked about the delivery process and mentioned that she would schedule the induction (just in case) on the 38th week. Isn't it too early for a diabetic who doesn't have any complications or issues with pregnancy so far?! I am very concerned about the whole situation, since I don't think my OB had dealt with too many women with type 1 diabetes (mostly gestational diabetes), which makes me a bit nervous.
I went to my endo today and shared my concerns with her. She (being type 1 herself and having two healthy kids) said that there is no reason for me to have induction if there are no issues (baby size or anything else) closer to the due date, and that induction at 38 weeks could be just too early. She said that I need to push back and be able to stand my ground.
Another concern I have is 'who will be controlling my blood sugar levels during the labor'? If it's just a nurse, would she know enough about diabetes in general? Sometimes I get the feeling that nurses at the OB office have no idea what type 1 diabetes is. At one of the appointments one nurse even asked me to do the glucose test by giving me a bottle with sugar water... and even after I told her that I have type 1 diabetes, she was not too concerned...
Unfortunately, I can't just go to a different doctor, since this is the provider covered by my insurance.
Did you have any similar experience with your OB? Do you have any advise on how to deal with such a situation and when to say 'no' to certain procedures?