Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Growth Scan & GD Clinic

I was seen by a trainee sonographer today. She took some very big measurements... her mentor had her retake a few of them and didn't watch all her measurements. While she was lovely and friendly, and very happy to have another look at baby's gender and get my a nice pic (nice as you can at this stage) I'm not sure she got them right. I am sure baby is a bit on the big side because mine always are, but not as big as she recorded - 30+ weeks when I'm 27w 3d. Got a free pic though!

I also wound up with a very over cautious young doctor (who tells everyone to call clinic every week which the rest of the GD team say isn't the case). He wants me to take metformin daily even though my bloods aren't bad, just borderline at bedtime.

I have an issue with this!

The GD consultant, GD nurse, GD midwife, and GD dietitian were all HAPPY with my bloods. Just this one guy that wasn't. Sorry, but without the back up of the team I have seen regularly (for 3 pregnancies) I just don't trust this guy. I'm not convinced and don't want to take it. I've been going to bed a lot earlier (by hours) so naturally the readings are going to be different because they are being taken much sooner.

I explained that I wasn't totally happy with being prescribed the medication, and I've suggested that I try to get these end of day results down over the weekend. If I can then I get to avoid the meds. If I can't.... then fair enough, I'll take them. I have picked the meds up, and will call the GD Nurse on Tuesday to tell her how I have got on over the weekend and bank holiday. I don't object to taking medication if it is actually necessary - in other words if I cannot keep these levels down - but not if it's just a precaution or on the whim of a newbie doctor trying to cover himself.

It was always my impression that taking medication you didn't need CAUSED problems!
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