I hate this. I had such a wonderful experience with my CNM I went to for my last pregnancy. Now I'm with an OB practice (no homebirth or CNM's in this area), and I'm just frustrated. First they tried making me feel bad about not getting the flu shot, which didn't work because I am 100% against it. And now it's all about the Glucose Tolerance test. I posted a few days back that I had declined it, and they were very wary of my decision. Now today I get a call from a nurse (who my OB had apparently spoken with) who tries to convince me to change my mind, saying that GD is very dangerous if left untreated and there are lots of women who have been negative with their previous pregnancies and then come up positive. While I understand that can be true, the overall risk of GD is 4% and I don't carry any risk factors. I have no family history of Diabetes, I am normal weight, 3 previous normal, healthy pregnancies and babies all about 7 1/2 lbs, etc... I also eat a very balanced diet (avoiding sugar and simple carbs, high protein, low to moderate complex carbs).
It just frustrates the hell out of me that they are now using fear tactics to get me to comply to their policies and tests. I was clear about declining it at my last visit, and now they're going to get pushy. The nurse informed me that my Dr would be having a talk with me at my next visit bc she feels it's very important and wants me to know the risks (which I'm well aware of). She ended the phone call with "we really hope you reconsider and do the test).
At this point, I'm just feeling defeated and bullied. Not sure if I should give in and at least do the non-challenge blood test or finger pricks or if I should stick to my guns. I don't want to be pushed over, and this is the first time I've been willing to take a stand against dr's. I've gotten resistance with every decision in this pregnancy from my OB.