Hi there! Due to legal issues in my state (which I think are very crummy), I am required to have 3 OB visits in order to have a midwife-attended homebirth. My DH doesn't feel comfortable with UC even though this will be our second HB. Anyhow, that brings me to my question...
I want to comply and be a "good patient" b/c there is only one HB midwife in the area. I think that I will get the birth that *I* want b/c I believe baby will arrive before the midwife gets here (she is a little over an hour away and I am FAST!)
OK, I seem to have a hard time getting to the question!
At 28 weeks, they want me to take the test for gestational diabetes, which I don't want. Help me find some good info! First of all, my first DS was 7 lb 3 oz, born on his due date. I gained about 40 or so pounds with him, and I started this pregnancy at 148 lbs, and I am 5'8". Plus, I was excercising every day pre-preg. I am not exercising much now (still extremely nauseous at 19 weeks). I plan to exercise more when I can.
Let's say I did test positive. Well, one of the risks is large size -- I have *very* wide "birthing" hips, and I believe I could have a 12 lb baby with no problem (even smaller ladies do this!). I have also read about respiratory issues. What else is there, and is it *necessarily* related to G-diabetes?
My MW in Texas was fine with skipping the test, but this time... I feel I have to defend myself. It is not an ideal situation (all the medical stuff), but I want my DH to feel comfortable, and in the end, it will be the birth that we both want so...
What do you ladies have to say?