As I sit here in tears after a recent call from my doctor, I am hoping someone out there has been through this same senario.
I have been diagnosed with GD and have been controlling it excellently with diet. My midwife says as long as I continue to do so, I will have no problem staying with her and having my natural, non-medicated birth. However, I also have a low platelet issue, which they did have to start me on prednisone with my last one (he is now 2 yrs old) to bump it up for the birth. (That birth was completely uncomplicated and natural all the way.)
A call from the doctor just now says they want to put me back on prednisone (platelets are at 68,000) and I will need to go on insulin because it will raise my blood sugars. I have fought so hard to keep them from doing any kind of treatment (refused the nonstress tests and BPP's as well), because I know from everything I've read on this website that it only makes me more at risk for intervention.
Can I go ahead and take the prednisone and refuse the insulin treatments? Once I start insulin, I lose my midwife and have to go to an OB. There is no such thing as an enlightened OB around here and I'm so afraid they will just want to induce or even worse have a c-section.
Please if anyone can offer some words of advice I would sure appreciate it. I wish with all my heart that I had found Henci's articles before I had the stupid GD test....I would have refused it. :(