LOL, this may be the forum LEAST concerned about TMI! Or maybe it's just me.
Quick update: I kept butting heads with the ob I was seeing until he finally agreed to transfer me to the perinatologist I'd been trying to see since the beginning of my pregnancy. I had kind of a weird philosophy about this, and it was a gamble, but one that has finally paid off! Background: I have a lot of "risk factors" that make a regular ob consider me high risk and treat me with kid gloves, but those factors have never affected my births. My theory was that perinatologists see the REAL high-risk moms. Their jobs are exciting enough without having to blow my existing-but-not-that-relevant-risk-factors all out of proportion like all the regular ob's do. But I could NOT get an ob to refer me, and the peri wouldn't see me without a referral, until a couple weeks ago.
I got a HUGE surprise: the perinatal office has a MIDWIFE on staff (this is extremely rare for my area). And it seems that I GET TO SEE HER for the balance of my pregnancy! And she's FABULOUS!!! At my office visit yesterday, she actually told me that the best outcome for me would be to labor at home as long as possible, up to and including either getting to the hospital just in time to deliver, or just having the baby at home and then coming in to get checked out. She basically confirmed for me that my risk factors had been blown ALL out of proportion, and that while they couldn't just ignore the fact that I have diabetes, she apparently doesn't think it's remotely bad enough to affect the baby (as long as I keep as good or better control as I have right now, through the end of the pregnancy).
Also, I'm GBS NEGATIVE this time (yay!!) AND she said that as long as I came in for an extra monitoring session, she'd be willing to not push induction until I hit 41 weeks, just to give me extra time to go into labor on my own. As a t2 diabetic, this is HUGE for me. Every other hcp I've seen this pregnancy has insisted that I WOULD be induced in my 39th week, but both my previous labors started on their own at roughly 41 weeks.
I'm sorry if this post is way too medicalized for the u/c forum, but dang it I MIGHT just get to have my 2nd u/c after all and I wanted to share.