I am 38 weeks pregnant and my due date is just around the corner. I'm on the pump and using a CGM to monitor BG's. My doctor is strongly suggesting not to go past the due date because it increases the risk for complications. So next week, we'll be discussing inducing labor if baby doesn't make his move on his own. I wanted to see what other women's experiences have been in this regard. Have your doctors suggested the same thing?
My second question is about insulin/BG management during labor. Did your healthcare team just take over, or did you manage some parts on your own (maybe with partners help). My doctor stated that they will give me insulin per IV, although I am wondering if keeping myself on the pump during labor would make more sense. They are nervous about the pump site ripping off during labor. On the one hand I would like to monitor my BG's myself with my husband's help, on the other hand I know I will be busy with contractions and husband will be my support person.
I am hoping to give natural birth. If anyone could describe their experience, I would love to hear from them.