Do you know any "natural birth junkies" in the area? LLL folks maybe? That's how I found my OB. He's GREAT. Very easy to talk to, and doesn't push alot of stuff. When he was going over what the basic tests he does are, he mentioned the AFP as being optional, and when I said I didn't want that, he said no problem, just like that (and it makes sense... I hear that he works at a Choose Life clinic on his lunch break). When we talked about prenatal vitamins, I mentioned that I took alfalfa last time, and he said I could do whatever I wanted to do!
I haven't discussed the glucose screening yet, but have a while, since that's done at 28 weeks. I don't have a problem with testing for it, but am 99.9% sure I wouldn't be able to stomach that Glucola drink, so plan to ask him for an alternative method. I'm a super picky eater, and don't like the taste of soft drinks and such, so I know the Glucola would probably make me throw up.
I don't think skipping the test is a good idea for me because a) my dad and his brothers are all diabetic, b) I'm a bit overweight myself, and c) with my picky eating, I don't eat nearly as healthy as I should, and I have a big sweet tooth which I try to keep under control during pregnancy as best I can.
Anyway, I got the recommendation for this OB from local doulas at LLL who have been at alot of births with this OB, and he's let VBAC women go 20 hours (they wanted to), regular first timer go 40 hours (again, they wanted to), etc. So he's not pitocin happy like alot of OBs in my area are.
(I'm seeing an OB due to previous preterm birth, although even my OB doesn't think I'll have PROM again this time... I just want to HAVE an OB if I need to go to the hospital, rather than being stuck with whoever they assign like I was last time when I was only seeing a midwife... LOVE my midwife though!)