So my doctors told me at my last appointment my doctors wanted me to take the GD test and after researching it I declined. I got asked by everyone and their mother why I was refusing the test, but eventually Dr. L crossed it off my Lab paper and I went and got normal 3rd tri labs done. When I got to the lab, the lady again asked me why the GD test wasnt being done, I again explained why and she called the office to make sure that someone there had in fact crossed it off the list and not me.
This morning I get a call from the head managment nurse of the office, she does all the big stuff for all four doctors. This is how our conversation went.
-Is this Ashley O-------?
-Yes it is.
-This is S------ from Dr. L's office, Im calling because you havent taken your GD test and we need to get you set up for this today or tomorrow.
-I already explained to Dr. L that I will not be taking the test. He himself crossed it off the lab papers.
-Really? It's a required test, you have to take it.
-Actually I dont have too, I know it's advised but neither me or my husband find it to be something we want done at this time. If we feel it is, we let you know.
-Did you know that GD can lead to the death of your baby?
-Im perfectly aware of the slight risk of fetal death yes, but I am also aware that pumping me full of massive amounts of sugar after fasting is just as dangerous. If there is any paper work that needs to be filled out, I will happily sign it saying I denied the test after being read the supposed risks.
-We just want what is best for you and your baby. Fetal death is a very high rate among woman who have GD. We dont want your baby to die because you refused this test. You're also running the risk of having a baby that is too big. Do you want a 10lb baby?
-Please don't play the dead baby card with me or the big baby card, Ive already said I am refusing the test. You can draw up whatever papers needed to cover your butts but I will not be taking the test.
-I will see what I can do for you, but I am almost positive all the doctors will agree you need to take this test.
-If thats all you needed have a good day.
-Yeah, you too.