Appt #13 – OB

(24 weeks)

Can I just say that medical students really kill me sometimes? The last 3 times I’ve been to my OB, he has a different med student with him. The student comes in first (without the OB), all dressed in scrubs, attempting to look halfway legit. But it’s all over their faces and mannerisms that they don’t know what they are doing.  And the questions they ask.  So funny. It’s kinda cute, yet annoying.

Then walks Dr G, as cool as can be. So chill, almost too chill. I’m still waiting to see if he really is that laid back or if he’s giving me lip service or even trying to seem “cool” in front of the students. I don’t know why I’m so skeptical of this doc. He’s saying all the right things. Maybe it just feels too good to be true.

So I decide to confront him a bit on this visit:

G — Do you have any questions for me?

Me — I’m just a little anxious about “the end.” I’m not sure I know we’re on the same page.

G — Why, are you going to surprise me? Throw a curveball at me?

Me — No, no, you’re going to throw me the curveball.

G — You’re talking about induction? I know you’re anti-induction. You know diabetics are typically induced at 39 weeks, and I used to think that’s the way it had to be. I’m much more liberal now, more flexible.  There are too many weeks ahead of us for me to commit one way or the other.  We want to do what’s in the best interest of the baby of course. But I’m not going to suggest an induction if your body isn’t favorable to it because then we will run into complications that we don’t want.

Me — I just need reassurance you aren’t going to push the Big “I” for no medical reason.


Here’s where he lost me, he said “well if the baby is getting too big” or (blah blah blah), we’ll have to revisit the discussion.”

The big baby thing is annoying. I’ve had friends without diabetes deliver 9 and 10 pound babies vaginally with no issue. Stupid. Anyway, he’s fine with my sugars, nit-picked about a couple “high” fastings I had. High meaning 114 and 124. I would kill for those fastings in my non-preggo life. Ah well, back at it, will see him again in 2 weeks.