Here's a new one for us to add on to.
How is everyone feeling this week? I have begun the Brewer Diet in one of my efforts to ward off preeclampsia and have my dream home birth. I had pre-e last pregnancy but not the two prior. I am working really hard to stay in good health. I have also hired a home birth midwife who is really pushing the importance of nutrition.
I am continuing "dual-care" with my OB, not because I want to, but because hubby wants me to for insurance reasons. If something bad should happen and I have to transfer to the hospital during delivery, he doesn't want Tricare to deny anything because of lack of prenatal care. I don't think that would happen, because I AM getting great prenatal care from my midwife, but I can see where he is coming from. He's gotta look out for us in that area.
The OB wants to do the GTT on me next appointment (the 24th of march) and I am not sure what to do about that. I fail GTT's plain and simple, however I have also had hemoglobin A1C's taken around the same time that come back PERFECT. I am trying to decide if I should just decline the test or if I should try to fake it out somehow. Like, drinking a ton of water and doing laps around the hospital while I wait the hour for them to take my blood.
Other than that, everything is going okay. I feel pretty good other than having no energy. That just comes with the territory though. The baby has been really active and I can see her jumping around and feel her with my hand pretty well despite the anterior placenta. I bought a fetoscope and it should be coming in the mail soon. I have a doppler at home, and I love listening to her but I don't want to expose her to all that ultrasound.