About had to pull out my fightin' gloves today!
Today I had an appt with my OB (24 wks). While waiting in the room, a nurse comes in to ask me what a good time would be for my 28 wk labs (Glucose Tolerance). I informed her I was planning on declining the glucose test, to which she replied "I don't think you can do that here. You signed paperwork in the beginning that said you agree to all our practices policies and procedures. But I'll go check with the head OB to see for sure". I told her I would be speaking with the Dr about it. She came back a little while later (after I was all worked up and irritated), and told me that she was wrong, and I CAN decline the test. They just have to document it very well (I'm assuming for lawsuit reasons). I was relieved not to have to fight with the Dr over my rights as a patient. I was fuming in the appt thinking they were going to *try* and force me into this test. She asked why I didn't want to have it done, and once I explained that I was low risk, 4th pregnancy, no prior history of GD or even warning signs, she was like "Oh, okay well that makes sense :)"
Oh, and on another note... super excited to say that at 24 wks, I've only gained 8lbs :) :) I ususally gain about 33-35 lbs with my pregnancies, but I'm hoping to gain less this time since I've changed my diet even more :) I guess we'll see! Who knows though lol, maybe I'll just gain it all toward the end haha.