I haven’t been responding to anything, because I’m at 27 weeks with my second babe, so I don’t want to give any advice until baby is safely in my arms =)
BUT, my first babe wasn’t planned, either. I can’t remember what my a1c was, but it was around yours. Probably even a bit higher. I’m not here to advocate for a high a1c. we all know what they’re SUPPOSED to be. But i also don’t function well with scare tactics. My first babe, I had a pretty easy time getting my hba1c to continually lower each month. I think I ended with a 5.6! I was induced and delivered a healthy little girl just after 37 weeks at about 5 lbs 12 oz.
I am now 27 weeks, another very wanted, but unplanned babe =) I’ve had a much tougher time getting my a1c to stay lower this time. I’ve been camped out at around 6.5 (which is solidly lower than where I started to answer your higher a1c starting point), but there have been plenty of higher numbers after meals, and I’ve drastically reduced my carbs which I didn’t have to do with baby number 1. I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety about it all. BUT, I don’t think you should Every appointment I’ve had so far, whether my maternal fetal or OB, baby has been measuring healthy, her anatomy appt looked good, and her fetal echo was good.
Do what you can to get your numbers where theyre supposed to be. Obviously. But, as my endo said during one of the too many times I was stressing, babies are resilient. Also, weve got diabetes. Numbers aren’t going to be perfect. Do what you can to enjoy your pregnancy (I’m saying this as my own pep talk, as well, i think). I think you’re going to do great =)