Leaving my OB and my appt was a bummer
This is a bit of a vent and a little long so please excuse me. I feel bad even venting considering my baby is healthy and so am I for the most part, but here it goes.
So I decided a couple weeks ago to leave my OB's practice and move to a practice of just midwives. I really have liked my OB, but I just want a more natural route of prenatal care and I would like to deliver at our local birth center so I need to switch practices in order to do that. Yesterday was my last appointment with my OB so I had planned on telling her I was leaving. I had to have an ultrasound(again) to measure my baby's growth and I had to take the glucose test since I haven't taken it yet. (I missed the appointment when I was suppose to take it b/c my DS was sick so that's why it got pushed back to now.)
So basically this is how everything went in a nutsell:
1)Ultrasound went well. Baby is perfectly healthy. Weighing over 3 lbs and in the 31st percentile for his size. YET THEY WANT ME TO HAVE ANOTHER U/S to measure his growth... Not doing it.
2)Took my diabetes test and got a 135... Apparently 135 or higher is failing so I got exactly a 135 and have to take the 3 hour now. I am honestly considering not even taking it. I really do not think I have diabetes and if I need to cut back on sugar or something, then I can do that without taking it anyway. Is that too gutsy? Maybe I will just ask my new midwife at my appt next week.
3)My iron is low so I got an RX for iron. That was good to know so I can work on that.
4)I gained 2 lbs in 6 weeks and got a "talking to" about that, but then when she measured my tummy I was right on 30 weeks so she said, "Well, I guess you are fine."
I just feel bummed because I have really liked my OB and I really wanted to actually tell her that I was leaving her yesterday rather than just letting her get my request for my medical records from the new practice. BUT she spent less time with my than ever yesterday. She literally ran in and out and didn't even speak with me for more than 2 minutes. I guess on one hand I am happy that I don't have to have that "talk" with her, but on the other hand I wanted to thank her for her care so far. Oh well. I guess the whole appointment confirmed for me why I am choosing to switch, but for some reason I left sad & frustrated. I am not even sure why exactly? I guess part of me wanted to stay there and part of me really wants to switch. The whole thing just made me realize I will have to switch if I want long appointments where I can ask 20 questions, no more unneeded ultrasounds, etc.