So I had my latest prenatal visit yesterday. I had to do the post-prandial blood draw first thing (ate a regular meal 2 hours before). We got that done first. Then I weighed myself: gained 4lbs, not too bad I guess. Blood pressure good and all. Had a small amount of ketones but that's probably because of the tummy troubles I've been having.
So that was all great. Then I see my midwife. She starts out by telling she didn't know I was doing the post-prandial version of the glucose screen. She went on to tell me how she didn't agree with it, she thought I should be doing the standard sugary orange drink test that everyone else does. She said, "I know you've been doing a lot of research on the internet..", that was a bit condescending in my opinion. I asked her if she'd read any of Henci Goer's articles on GD and she said she had but that it was all antedoctal, not "evidence-based". She said, "It's fine if you want to do the alternative thing, but I just want to let you know that's not what I believe, it's not the mainstream belief, etc. etc." During this conversation I got pretty upset, because I was not expecting to get lectured after being told I could take the test that way and I had already done it. I tried not to cry, but I couldn't help it. Oh, and my son kept opening the door, and the midwife had to keep closing it :LOL . Then she said something about it being against the law to allow me to do this test and said, "I don't think you should try to cheat out of this..." Huh? Excuse me? Anyhow, when I was crying she came over and patted my back and told me she didn't mean to upset me, and that it's fine too do the alternative thing if that's what I wanted. Okay, and then: when I'm up on the table she is feeling the baby's position. She kept saying, "she" and I didn't say anything but must have made a funny face. Then she said, "Oh, did you get the sonogram on Monday?" And I was like, "No, we're not getting one" And then she's like, "Oh, it says here "female"...oh I guess they meant you are female...". Well I sure hope so, since I'm having a baby. Anyway, the whole thing was very odd. We just don't click. We don't see eye to eye and I've decided to find a new midwife that I can click with. I can't imagine having this particular woman at the birth of my child.
I'm finally over the tummy troubles I think.
Getting some energy back, getting my exercise back in again. I am waddling quite a bit though. The
baby is moving lots too, and Jamie got kicked real hard when he put his hand on my belly the other night.
So that's the latest.