New Here and have lots of questions **update**
Hi, I'm new to the group and really look forward to getting some advice in here! I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter that I had a natural birth with. Everything went great but it was a huge fight with nurses. My husband was deployed and my mother was the only person there. She was less than supportive.
This time around (due in June) I would love to have a delivery that is 100% what I want. I have a birth plan and plan to have no IV/heplock, no extended fetal monitoring, not letting the doctor pull baby out, not letting them take baby as soon as she is born (unless medically needed), and plan to not stay in the hospital for the mandatory 4 nights (plan to leave AMA if all is well with baby and I).
Some questions I have are these:
The glucose tolerance test is something I do not want to take! I am hypoglycimic, and last pregnancy I had to do the test 3 times due to throwing up the sugar drink!! I requested an A1C Blood draw but my doctor refuses and said I have to have the tolerance test.
My next question is that of going to the doctor every 2 weeks. Our doctor is an hour away (split practice and he works at the one in next town over) and I hate the drive once a month. Is it necessary to go every 2 weeks??? Then every week?? That is going to eat us up on gas!! I don't want to go that often, I don't let him do vaginal checks, I do a UA, he listens to heart beat. We have a good home doppler that I could do checks at home with.
My husband is 100% supportive of anything but research only gets me so far. Id love any advice you have. I would love a home birth but due to insurance not covering a midwife we must have a hospital birth.