I saw my new OB team today. (Had to change since we moved to California.) They said they will be inducing me at 37 weeks because I'm diabetic. I asked if they would consider my current health, etc., and then decide. They said nope, if you're diabetic, we induce at 37 weeks.
It's a military hospital, so it's all about policy.
I am going to fight this like the dickens. Unless I actually need it of course! But my A1C is PERFECT. Like, better than most non-diabetics. So if my baby isn't growing too fast at the end, and my placenta is healthy, I don't want to be induced for no reason other than a check in the box saying I'm diabetic. I'm working diligently and successfully to keep my diabetes under strict control, and I think that should be considered. If the baby's not too big, I think the benefits of avoiding early induction outweigh the risks.
Anyone else being told they'll be induced early no matter what?
I am scared to make the leap to what military insurance calls 'Standard', which is more like regular insurance and you pay copays to see civilians. But I think I'm going to to start calling around and seeing if I can find a civilian OB with a different attitude towards diabetic pregnancies.
**ETA. He also made some really ignorant comments about diabetes, which makes me think he pre-judges, and doesn't actually think about the patient as an individual. :/ That does not make me happy at all.