Short of a stillbirth, all of these things would be ruled out by ultrasound before birth. And preeclampsia wouldn't be undiscovered before birth either.
I guess where I'm failing to see the issue with UC for a diabetic mother (namely myself...) is that my control is crazy good, especially with the pump, and therefore, my risks should be minimized. I'm not saying there isn't a risk. I'm saying that treating me like I'm a heart patient mother while I'm in labor isn't what's best for my baby or for me.
Edit: Thank you. :) This is the first answer other than "A big baby" that I've gotten.
It's not just the birth, it's the immediate post partum period, as well. My blood sugars dropped pretty rapidly following birth.
You asked - people answered. Most people are not going to think it's a good idea. Like it or not, you have a pretty serious disease. Good luck.