seriously over the top. I've had to consent to the twice weekly appointments, or they would drop me as a patient, and I would have to attend the bigger hospital in the area. The trade off was that they agreed not to induce me at 39 weeks, and they would give me 2 u/s between 32 weeks and delivery instead of one every Friday like they originally wanted.
The MWs continue to be helpful, understanding, and my advocates, but the doctors are in my opinion ridiculous. This past Friday I went in for one of the two u/s. That morning I woke up to use the bathroom around 4am, and the baby was so active for 2 1/2 hours that I was unable to fall back to sleep. Fast forward a few hours, and I felt the baby every once in a while, but it was pretty quiet. I went in for my u/s at 9, and the baby was asleep. After having the u/s for 30 minutes, the baby was not moving, or practicing its breathing. The baby was asleep! Due to the lack of movement and practice breathing they sent me off to the hospital for 4-6 hours of monitoring. They didn't want to listen to the fact that just hours before the baby was partying, and up until that point it had always passed its tests with flying colors.
About 15 minutes into the monitoring a doctor that I had never met before came in and told me that she was glad that I came in, because a baby who fails their u/s so poorly like mine had often has huge issues, and it can be a sign of being brain dead! Then she followed it up with, the baby looks good on the monitors, and that she was going back down to the clinic.
The baby passed the NST without and difficulties. It is amazing what eating lunch and giving the baby a chance to wake up can do! Then they repeated the u/s and the baby passed in the first 2 minutes.
Today Barry and I took the girls in for checkups and Barry asked our PCP what the protocol is for a mom and baby with GD. She said that if the mom isn't gaining a lot of weight (I'm not), the numbers are well controlled, (mine are), the baby is growing normally (mine is), then there is no reason to treat the mother any differently then a typically pregnancy other then maybe inducing at 39 weeks to prevent the baby from being too big (mine hasn't been). I then told her the story of last Friday and she was shocked that I was treated that way.
I honestly don't know what to do, this whole process is stressing me out completely. They just keep sighting the increased possibility of still birth over and over again.
Pregnancy wise I feel great, mentally I'm feeling stressed and defeated. Six more weeks of torture.