I'm going to talk to my doc at my next appointment, but i'm just curious how many momma's didn't do some of the "normal required" prenatal tests (like the glucose test) and opted out of things like the mandatory IV during labor and delivery.
I've had two very healthy pregnancies, and this one seems to be going just as well. I dont see the need to take the glucose test when there's no family history, and i have no history of diabetes. And i REALLY REALLY hate being attached to the stupid IV the whole time i'm in labor. It's just in the way, and i honestly dont understand what i have to have it for in the first place.
On top of that, we dont have insurance with this one, so i'm paying out of pocket for everything. The less unnecessary tests and meds i have, the more manageable my bill will be.
I also want to talk to him about having to lay down in bed through my whole labor. I just feel like i'd be more comfortable being able to move (another reason to get rid of the stupid IV...).
My doctor is really cool, and i'm assuming will be as flexible as he's comfortable with. I'm just curious what your experience has been with changing up the "normal mandatory procedures" for prenatal and labor and delivery?
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