I'm currently in my third pregnancy. I'm seeing a MW, but I'm considered high risk because of GD. I had it with my last two pregnancies as well, but before my numbers were controlled with diet and exercise. This time I was unable to stabilize my fasting numbers so I'm a low dose medication before bed.
With my first two pregnancies I had low intervention care, and a medication free, spontaneous labor and delivery at 40.5 weeks and 40.3 weeks.
This time because of the medication they want me to start twice weekly appointments at 32 weeks, with a NST on Tuesdays and an U/S on Fridays. I'm having a very difficult time swallowing this fact. I understand that I'm high risk, but I feel like those interventions are a little over the top. The made me go in for an U/S two weeks ago, and my baby was normal sized, I always measure normally, and my numbers have been really good and controlled.
The MW also said that the doctors that oversee them want me induced at 39 weeks. I told her that I wasn't ok with that happening, and she said that we'd try to figure out a way to avoid it. I also told her that I felt the extra appointments were unnecessary, and she indicated that she agreed. One of the appointments during the week will be with the MW, the other will be with the doctor team. I asked her how the doctors are, and she basically said that I should be ok as long as I continue standing up for myself and taking what the say with a grain of salt.
I'm really into low intervention care unless I absolutely need interventions. I'm also not feeling comfortable with have 8+ U/S between now and delivery. I understand that there are risks involved with GD, especially on medication, but I'm feeling very frustrated.
I'm really not sure of what to do. I thought about telling them that I'd meet them somewhere in the middle and compromise. That I would go to weekly appointments for now, and then when I would normally start weekly appointments switch to twice weekly.
Does anyone have any other suggestions and support? The hospital is also 45 minutes away, and all of these extra appointments will be a hardship for my family. I am willing to do whatever I have to to keep my baby safe, but this feels over the top and unnecessary. Thoughts?