I had my 27 weeks check up last week. I also had my glucose tolerance test for diabetes which I was quite worried about – I’ve been eating way too much chocolates and sweets. I don’t know why..it’s like a craving..everyday at least a bar of Sneakers..ugh…
Today I received a letter from the hospital saying that my glucose level is higher than the normal level and that they would like me to come in for another more thorough test at the diabetic centre to check whether I’ve developed diabetes in pregnancy. Oh no…I’m so worried…I was really hoping to have a smooth sailing pregnancy so that I can qualify for a natural birth at the Birth Centre at St Mary’s Hospital.
I’ve read so many negative comments about births at the normal maternity ward at the hospital. Awful treatments like pain meds wearing out in the middle of a c-sect (aww!), non-existent after-care…etc..it was really horrifying to read..not to mention the fact that Adam can’t come visit me and my husband can only stay during visiting hours and then I’ll be left alone with the baby. But the Birth Centre which is located 1 floor below the maternity ward received wonderful testimonials. They have birthing pool, calm cosy environment, single rooms with double beds and even a tv. The partners can stay overnight. Of course if God forbid anything goes wrong the maternity ward is just one level above so you can still opt to go for C-sect, or epidural if you need to. The birth centre only has 5 rooms for natural births with no painkillers etc..and to qualify you must have a no-complication pregnancy.So..this is what I’m worried about..if I have diabetes I don’t think I’ll qualify…sigh…
I’ve just called the Diabetes Centre and the next available appointment for the glucose tolerance test is 12th November..alamak lama lagi nak tunggu..the longer I wait the more I’ll worry..
On top of this I’m already worrying about leaving Adam with someone else while I’m at the hospital and my husband will be with me. Poor Adam…And then when we take the baby home, my husband will have to go back to work and I have no idea how I’m going to manage with a toddler and a newborn all by myself while trying to recuperate. I’ll have to do the cooking…chase Adam around as usual..I still have nightmares about my last confinement. It was a most painful experience I would rather not remember…yet that time I had a lot of help..
What will I do this time I don’t know…sigh….
Ok that’s a lot of whining in one entry…pls bear with me. I guess I’m just having a really bad day today after receiving that letter..