I just got home from my MW appt and I am SO STINKING MAD!!! I'm seeing a group of hospital CNMs because my insurance doesn't cover CPMs so I'm severely limited in who I can see. That alone sucks.
So after waiting in the little room for 15 minutes or so the midwife came in. She's one that I haven't met yet, partly because I've only had one other appointment there (I'll be 23 weeks tomorrow).
She was asking me how I was feeling and I said that aside from the cold that won't die, I feel great. She asked me what I was taking and I stared at her blankly and said, "Taking? You mean like medicine? For the cold?" When she said yes, I listed all the stuff I've been taking: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, lots and lots of water, drinking peppermint tea with honey to soothe my throat, cough drops, more water, and sleeping. Oh, and I took a Tylenol one time for a headache that was excruciating. She then said, "Okay, well if you want anything just let me know and I'll write you a script." What is she talking about? I have a cold! Antibiotics won't do anything for a cold, they just help build resistance against the antibiotics so that when I do really need them they won't work! My response was something along the lines of "Uhh..."
We got through the whole appointment and everything is fine. No sugar, leukocytes or ketones in my urine because I'm healthy. Duh. Baby's heartrate is 140, which is what it's been since 12 weeks. I'm measuring right on at 22/23 weeks where I'm supposed to be. I'm seriously the most boring pregnant woman alive because I am textbook all the time.
Then she said I would need to come back in 3 weeks instead of 4 because I'd need to do the GTT and I'd be almost 26 weeks in 3 weeks. I said that I wasn't doing it and she stopped, looked at me like I had grown another head, and asked why not. I told her that I wasn't at risk for gestational diabetes, that I've never had issues with it before and my babies have all been perfectly normal and healthy, and even a little on the small side. She asked how big they all were: 7#13, 7#2, 7#3. Not even close to GD sized!! Then she said that I could eat a big breakfast and come in to have my blood drawn. Fine. Whatever. I can do that.
And THEN she told me that I really needed to do the GTT one way or another because I'm "high risk" since I "want a trial of labor."
This is what really really made me mad.
1. What does the OGTT have to do with VBACing? Ummm... nothing.
2. I'm not doing a "trial of labor" I WILL BE VBACing!!!
3. Don't label me high risk because I want to have my baby the way God and Nature intended. That is hands down the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my entire life.
4. I'm measuring exactly on schedule, the baby and I are totally healthy, and my BP and urine are PERFECT. There is NO indication for further testing of any sort!
So now I have an appointment for the 28th so I can come in and be seen again and have my blood drawn for the GTT after eating a big sugary breakfast.
I'm so freaking irritated and ready to just drop the whole practice and go UP along with my planned UC. After today I don't feel confident at all that if I were to birth in the hospital that any of the MWs in the practice would truly advocate for me and my needs.