I have been stressing out about this all month, since they sent the orange drink home with me after my last prenatal . . . I have another one scheduled for the 29th and am supposed to have made up my mind by that time, so that I can drink the orange crap ahead of time and they can do the test at my appointment.
The only real reason my MW recommends it is that in the case of a transfer
, if you don't have a "negative" test result in your chart, the docs tend to treat you as if you have GD--meaning that they may be unwilling to attempt a manually assisted delivery (forceps, vacuum extraction) and instead go straight to c-section.
DH's reaction to that was that I should probably take the test, "just in case" . . . my reaction to HIS reaction was that I was planning a homebirth to AVOID the "just in case" mentality that pervades the medical system.
My MW did say, though, that I could certainly refuse to consent for a c-section and instead push for assisted delivery--IF I end up with a hospital transfer AND it comes to that. (*sigh*)
Screw it; I'm skipping the test. I have no problems sticking up for myself, it will probably be a lot tougher if I am in labor & in pain, but I will work with DH ahead of time to make sure that he is willing to help with advocacy.