my name is Nicole and I'm 29weeks pregnant with my second child, a boy :) I have had diabetes for 15 years and I have no complications I'm physically active and in truely great health. My first pregnancy went fine and until it came time to be induced the doctor induced me 2.5 weeks early because he said the baby was too big for me to deliver vaginally...she weighed 7lb 12oz, nevermind the fact that he was leaving town the following week I'm sure that had nothing to do with it! Well my daughter ended up in the NICU for a week struggling with lung function problems, Jaundice, and a bacterial infection. I beleive this was all related to her being born before she was truely ready. She is now 6 years old and healthy little girl. I however don't want this experience again. I have my endocrinologist on board with my plan and after firing 3 doctors I finally found one willing to work with my endocrinologist to help me make it to 40 weeks without induction or C-section. My last A1C was 5.6 I have the continous glucose monitor, have a dietition working with me and I'm excersizing daily. I know the reasons for induction, heavy baby, preclampsia and pre-aging placenta. I will not ignore medical advise but I also will not tolerate being told that just because I'm diabetic I "have" to be induced.
My question is am I really alone in this has anyone else refused induction??