Hi all I really need some advice. This is my second pregnancy - my sugars have not been well controlled throughout as my insulin resistance has been ridiculously high (to put it into perspective I’m taking 30 units of insulin for a single piece of toast in the morning and a similar amount for breakfast and lunch. My basal insulin is over 80u a day!!!!) As a consequence Baby’s AC measurements are off the scale and my obstetrician is recommending me to have baby out at 36/37 weeks. My only contention is that unlike my last pregnancy this one has been much smoother for me healthwise - I have no BP, blood tests and urine tests are all fine. I just have real concerns about having a baby early term - my son was born at 36/37 by emergency c section and basically couldn’t breathe when they took him out. He was on oxygen for 2 days and was fine thereafter but he is now 2 years of age and has a lot of developmental delays (autism) I always think it’s because he wasn’t given longer to cook inside and he just wasn’t ready to come out I obviously followed the doctors advice at that time as there were other factors - high BP and suspected preeclampsia - but this pregnancy is worlds apart in terms of my overall health but as per the cautious obstetric team a big baby resulting from poorly controlled diabetes is at risk of placental malfunction and still birth. I have been looking into the brain development of babies born at 37/38 compared with 39/40 and apparently those last 2 weeks are crucial (not just for lung development and weight gain but actual development and size of the baby’s brain) I really would like to hold out until 38+6 (or 38 weeks minimum) as a result but wanted some advice from other members - would you follow medical advice or go with your gut feeling?