***Canyonlands NP in Utah is the most beautiful place on Earth. Take a minute to tell our leaders we don’t want oil companies plundering this land!***
I’ve always been intrigued by homeopathic medicine. My doctor growing up was open minded enough to offer homeopathic remedies from time to time (he also wrote a bible verse on a prescription pad for my dad, lol). I’ve been reading about homeopathic remedies for children since studies show that cold meds are terrible for them. Well I’ve been researching homeopathy for gestational diabetes and I think I’m going to try chromium supplementation. Mainstream medicine doesn’t spend much time on homeopathic remedies but I did find this great study about chromium for GD.
My numbers have actually been great. Fasting numbers in the mid 80s, most post-meal numbers between 95-110. I just DO NOT want to need insulin since I’m sure that would bump me to the OBs.
We are scheduled for a ultrasound on Monday and meeting with the OB and then our midwife. I’m going to ask some pointed questions about reducing interventions in spite of the GD. I really want to only intervene if evidence exists of a problem. Sometimes to “err on the side of caution” GD mothers are induced or even scheduled for a c-section. I would do those things but only if there is an identifiable problem with the baby. I also don’t want electronic fetal monitoring during labor unless absolutely necessary since this will keep me out of the labor pool and tied to the bed.
We also have an appointment with a pediatrician Monday morning. I got a recommendation from the ladies at Mothering.com message boards (aka “crunchy” mama land) to try Dr. Lavin at Advanced Pediatrics for a no-vax friendly doc. I was excited to see that “In order to provide our patients the best uninfluenced information that science has to offer, we do not accept samples of drugs, advertising tchotchkes, money, food, or any item from outside vendors.” I’m really hopeful that he will make a great choice for us (even if he is 45 minutes away). It will certainly be a relief to have that out of the way!
Oh by the way, I’m 31 FREAKING WEEKS PREGNANT! Holy crap! I can’t believe it!!! It is downright surreal. It definitely feels like it is going fast now. SOOOO much to do! Being on bed rest the house is a mess. I hope that “nesting instinct” kicks in soon! Right now my “getting as much sleep as possible” instinct has taken over!