I'm 17 weeks pregant with my first child and T1 since age 13. So far so good with the BS control since i'm on the paradigm CGM and pump. I also have ITP which is also stable at a good level right now and monitored constantly.
I'm looking into alternatives to giving birth in a hospital with my OB. Mainly, I don't want the clinical feel and prefer the idea of natural childbirth, or as close as i can get given my high risk status.
Does anyone have experience using a midwife or doula? Has anyone had a waterbirth? I'm very interested in it but have read concerns for mothers with gestational diabetes. I'd love to hear about your experiences.