I've been trying do research to keep my pregnancy as intervention-free as possible. Unfortunately, almost every resource I come across says something to the effect of "this is unecessary in normal, healthy pregnancies" It would seem my pregnancy is not seen as normal or healthy and I'm having a hard time finding resources that fit my reality.
I'm older, have a previous c/s, lost my last baby under debatable circumstances (depending on who you talk to, it was a late-term miscarriage (19wks) or an 'almost' missed miscarriage (baby died at approx. 10wks.)) and I suffer from PCOS, which has left me with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) (but not yet diabetic) and overweight.
I saw my midwife a couple of weeks ago and she told me IGT is treated the same as GD now (which is different than how I was treated with my son 5yrs ago) and I should be prepared to be induced by 38wks because of it, my PCOS and associated hormone profile is likely what led to my labour failure with my son, and she would be required to refer me to an OB because of my pre-existing conditions. I fear I'm in for a lot of arguments as I move forward and I'm having a hard time finding resources that speak about: declining inductions if you have IGT and the affects of PCOS ON pregnancy as opposed to becoming pregnant. My son was also macrosomic (4510g,) so I'm sure they're going to pull that out on me too. (I believe he was just genetically destined to be large and it had nothing to do with my pregnancy... he's still at 5yo above the growth curve and the tallest kid in his class.)
Can you offer any advice and/or resources to this conflicted mother?