I went in for my annual exam today and despite EXTREME pressure from my baby pushing Oct '10 BB and my own screaming ovaries, I remained strong and left with my IUD firmly in place. After all the unpleasantness of the actual exam (which was actually one of the least unpleasant I've had), I asked the OB/Gyn about what I'll need to do to transfer care to my MW group once I get PG (I was on campus employee insurance last time and I'm on student health insurance now). My crappy student health insurance isn't actually all that crappy when it comes to maternal care. I just have to go in to the student health center, take a PG test, and then head on over to the BC. I was worried they'd want to do a dating scan, which I don't want. The only bummer is that I might not be able to use one of the MWs if I have to transfer care to a hospital (if I risk out of the BC). But I'm not too worried about that because I'm in excellent health and my last pregnancy went swimmingly aside from the awful awful nausea. I'll have to check in with the insurance folks when it draws nearer to TTC. Oh, and I asked about coverage for a HB and she knew nothing. I got a strange look when I asked about HBing. Just about as strange as when I told her I'd be refusing the diabetes test she recommended I get before we TTC. Really? Diabetes? I have zero risk factors, no family history whatsoever, and my last pregnancy didn't even have a glimmer of GD. Thanks but no thanks. They can keep their tests.
Anyway, I'm all set to continue "thinking" until it comes time to yank this thing!
Way to stay strong! Did you have a home birth the first go round?
Yes, way to stay strong. I hope you have good coverage for a HB too. I never understand why insurance would make it difficult to have a HB. You'd think they'd be all for whatever will cost them less money.
How crazy about the diabetes testing. What was her point in wanting to have testing...to get some king of non-pregnant baseline? I don't recall ever hearing of this with no special circumstances involved.
I too find it strange that she'd say to get tested prior to getting pregnant?! I do get the GD test while pregnant because you can have NO history at all and still get GD, but unless you were showing symptoms of Diabetes there is no reason to be tested before pregnancy that I'm aware of? Though it's kind of funny that everyone has to be tested for GD - I wonder if there is way to know you have it without that awful test? I think it's time for some research now!
Glad you stayed strong. It's not easy waiting, but it's often the best course logically even if your heart screams otherwise!
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