Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little bean :)
>> I feel somewhat uncomfortable discussing my choice with anyone other than DH, as people have very strong opinions about how pregnant women should behave and the choices that they make, but I am very happy to have this option and an MD who offers her own opinions but also respects mine. <<
I wish you didn't have to feel uncomfortable discussing it, but I do understand. My very strong opinion ;) is that the best decision is an educated one, regardless of which way you go. Good for you for putting so much thought into it, and congrats for finding a doc that supports your decision!
You have some nice responses from the PPs... I'm not sure that I have much to add other than to say that everyone has to choose the path that is best for them. It sounds like you have thought a lot about this and had good conversations with your doctor about your options which is really fantastic.
I hope you don't feel like you have to justify your choice to anyone IRL -- you mentioned that you didn't want to talk about it much with anyone.... the choice is yours so all you really need to say is that you've made the best choice you could for yourself based upon your medical condition and discussions with your doctor.
G/L with finalizing your decision and your upcoming birth!
I think you have some VERY good reasons!