I had an OB appointment today. It was not a nice sight to walk in and find out there’s standing room only. He was running 45 minutes behind. I haven’t often had to wait that long, so I considered it a blessing that I was going to miss more time off work on a Friday. 🙂
My husband always accompanies me to my OB appointments as I never want to be there alone in case something goes wrong (pregnancy after loss paranoia). I don’t have any issue with spouses or one support person being with you, but I don’t get why some women bring their Moms plus their spouse and all their children. Perhaps that’s just me not having my Mom nearby and not having a close relationship with my MIL? But, I just don’t see the need for it. There was one woman there today who had her Mother watching her two kids in the waiting room. If you need a baby-sitter, get your Mom to watch them at home. What’s the point in taking up extra room in an already busy office? In the end, I’ll excuse it because her child did end up being an entertaining distraction while we waited. /endrant
Everything went well today. I joked with the doctor that I could feel my belly growing the past few days. He laughed and said I’ve definitely gotten bigger since last visit. Baby’s heartbeat was 162 bpm and we FINALLY got our full anatomy scan results. Obviously, everything was ok.
My doula shared an interesting article with me this week: Gestational Diabetes: Don’t Drink the Glucola without reading the label. I asked my OB about alternatives to the drink, but he wasn’t as open as I had hoped. He told me I could choose to not do the test. Since we do have a history of Diabetes on both sides of my family, his recommendation would be that I don’t skip it. I was too hot and had been waiting for too long to get into a debate about it this time.
I went for my glucose screening test following the appointment. The orange drink wasn’t as nasty as I anticipated. I got it down quite easily actually. And it only took 1 poke to draw my blood!
Maybe if we have another child, I can have a midwife and try the jelly bean route instead.
Has anyone had any experience with using an alternate option for your glucose screening test?