I am almost 18 weeks pregnant with my first child. I am 21 years old, in good health, and I have had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 7 years old. My last A1c was 6.3 and I got it checked again yesterday, guessing its closer to 6.0 now. I went on the insulin pump about 6 weeks before I found out I was pregnant and have had great control, of my diabetes ever since.
Currently, I see a high risk OBGYN and an endocrinologist (I see both doctors every other week). I have been studying to become a Nurse Midwife and have always thought I'd have a natural birth (no drugs, no interventions) and most likely a home birth. No that I'm pregnant I've found out that I will be considered high risk simply because I am a Diabetic (regardless of the sort of control I have). I know that a home birth or birth center birth are unlikely but I'm hoping to find out if there are any women in a similar situation who perhaps were able to have a midwife on their team and avoid interventions?
Any insight and advice is much appreciated,