So since I have known for about 4 days, I thought I would finally get around to letting you know the outcome of my (horribly uncomfortable) 3-hour glucose tolerance test. I PASSED. Yeah, that's right: SUCK IT, BAD OB! She can just go prediagnose some other poor vulnerable pregnant lady.
I am beyond ecstatic with my stellar 25-30 points below the highest acceptable "normal" number test results. I can finish out this pregnancy eating what I want. Not necessarily when or how much I want (because I don't want to turn into a dirigible), but I can at least enjoy some of the delicious cherries that my fair state grows every year.
Me and my ultra low-risk totally normal pregnancy have officially ditched my bitchy OB and ran into the open and loving arms of the midwives. My first appointment with them is next Wednesday and I couldn't be happier. I've been reading Pushed by Jennifer Block and I can't tell you how glad I am to have read it *before* I give birth. The book is very well researched and supported but it is slanted in that the author really doesn't present the research on the other side to as comprehensive of a degree. However as long as you keep that in mind, I would recommend it to anyone who is of childbearing age in the US. It's timed perfectly to the release of Michael Moore's new film, Sicko, although I am sure that wasn't intentional. But together they would make any person take a good long look at the state of medical care in the US.
I have no idea how to end this post so, um, it has ended!
Posted by Sarah at 7/06/2007