Originally Posted by GatorNNP
I am going to suggest you call and ask an OB to call you back to give advise. I am sure you can negotiate costs if you are paying cash. Glucose is a significant teratogen and be very damaging in early pregnancy. It is probably more important in early pregnancy than late. Hope you can get somewhere.
Sadly, I had no luck with OBs, but did find a midwife who was willing to do my care in the interim (with her back-up OB's O.K.) My endocrionologist has been great, has been helping me to manage my glucose levels--basically by phone/fax. So far, O.K.... I've gotten my fastings under 90... and post-prandials are all O.K. See the midwife again next week, and then I'll probably be going in for a cash-pay U/S at 18 weeks or so. I think that since my endocrinologist offered to help pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I was able to prevent any major problems (hopefully). I'm really lucky to have found him--and a bit saddened at how unflexible so many physicians were. I ended up finding out about something called Cover Florida which is a health insurance plan for basically people who are uninsurable, so now I have that coverage. Usually you have to be without insurance for 6 months to get coverage, but since I had maxed out my COBRA, was eligible via an exception. It doesn't cover much of anything... limits of about $500 on a lot of things... but better than nothing. Hopefully, I only need to use it another two months and then I should have regular insurance.