I went in for my 18 week appointment yesterday, and something the OB said has me confused, and I'm not sure what, if any, sense there is to what she is wanting me to do. So I thought I would ask here, since y'all are more experienced than me for stuff like this.
I was telling her about my previous pregnancies (a different doctor, it's a practice of four, and I hadn't met her yet), and she commented about the size of DS (10 lbs, 7 oz). She asked if I had diabetes with him, and I said that they had tested, both during my pregnancy, and after delivery, and it came back normal, that no, I did not have diabetes. She then said something to the extent of, "I bet you did, but the test didn't pick it up. So to be safe this time, I'm going to go ahead and have you take the glucose tolerance test now. If it comes back normal, we'll just go ahead and do it again at the normal time. Maybe you can have a baby-sized baby."
Now, I am not completely opposed to taking the test, although I'm not terribly fond of the Glucola (who is?? ) but I'm seriously wondering what the point of taking it now is, especially if they are going to have me take it again anyway at the normal time? Is there a benefit to doing it now, that I can't think of? I'm thinking about just declining it this early, and taking it at the regular time, but if there is a legitimate reason for doing it now, and/or doing it now and then doing it again later that I can't think of, I'll do it. Just, the more I think about it, the more I think she wants me to have a RCS, rather than a VBAC (she made a comment about how, "VBAC is especially high risk, but it's promising that you've had a successful one already.)