I had my monthly (20 week) appointment today, and part way through, my OB mentioned that the next time she'd be giving me instructions for how to take the glucose tolerance test. I'd already decided that I didn't want to take this test, basically because I'm low risk, and think there's a much higher change of being incorrectly classified as having GD than actually having it.
So, I took a deep breath and asked "can we do a post-prandial test instead?" She paused, and then began to explain why she doesn't really think that the post-prandial test has a lot of value, and doesn't like to do them. I was ready to start in on the same argument that I had with the midwife group last pregnancy (same hospital) when she asked me how old I was (29), and if I had any diabetes in the family (no), and if DD was a large baby (no) She then replied, "oh, ok, well you don't have any of the risk factors for GD, so I don't have any problem with you skipping the screening."
And I was so ready for a drawn out debate!
I'm really glad that my OB has pretty consistently reassured me with her practice that she's the natural labor/crunchy friendly doctor that I'd been told she was.
Anyone else have good appointments lately?