Day 3 asks to write about a conversation with your Doctor.
I combine both and here I go...
My first two pregnancies were complication free. I ate whatever, drank whatever, just fed myself carbs until I was plumb happy. It was bliss. This last pregnancy wasn't like the last two.
We were so joyous to find out we were pregnant with #3 last November. Our prayers were answered. But dealing with Type 1 Diabetes I had no clue the kind of things in store for me... Finding a specialist, dealing with insurance, landing on two Doctors, appts every week, blood work, key tone checking, finger pricking quadrupling, carb counting like ca-raz-E!, Blood glucose logging, figuring out if I was going to use a pump vs pens, insulin resistance because of pregnancy, taking a butt load of insulin, hormones raging, waking up at least 2/3 times in the middle of the night to log glucose not to mention checking between 8/10 times during the day...just to name a few things. I mean it was the hardest thing I have ever committed to doing.
I didn't have a great Perinatologist. Well she was good at her job but lacked compassion big time. By the time I figured it out, there was no way I was changing Doctors again. Early in the pregnancy I had switched from a midwife/OB practice back to my OB who delivered my first two and just went ahead and switched specialists because I wasn't going to be around that neck of the woods anyway.
Choosing to go with the pump for the best glucose stability was a no brainier but still I had issues with keeping them stable across the board. Pregnancy and Diabetes is a whole other ball game. I had a compassionate Diabetes Nurse clinician who worked with me to adjust the pump accordingly so that was a relief.
All I said to her was, "I appreciate your opinion, but my A1C has been a 6(good number in range) and I know my baby is healthy. Thank you and good luck." Then I walked out.