I just got back from an appt with my Dr. She had a long discussion with my husband and I about pregnancy and about my current condition. I got my A1C down to 7, which she says is an improvement, but she wants to see me at a 5.5. I had mentioned to her briefly that my husband and I had been considering having a child in the next few years. She responded with a lot of concern. She told me that she strongly recommends that I research other options (adoption, no children, contributing my time to other things). She said that my T1 is very stressful on the body as is pregnancy. She told me that the two combind are extremely dangerous. It is possible for me to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, but having the baby would certainly take years off of my life and could cause renal failure requiring dialysis. My husband was not very happy to hear this. He doesn't like the idea of me risking my body in any way. I see so many people affected by Diabetes on this site and elsewhere having healthy babies and I am overwhelmed with emotions. I respect my Doctor and her medical advice, but I wonder if she is being too careful? Is there anyone who has any advice or could share personal experiences when dealing with T1 and pregnancy?