Found no record of measurements for bump, for week 24 by week 28' my bump was already on the large side, by week 34 another midwife saw that bump was way to big and requested a scan, immediately I was sent to see a consultant, who although they think that junior is already 39 weeks size, and weighs 7lb have no plans to induce me and have given me no advice, I had a glucose intolerance test today just in the nick of time nearing the end of 35 weeks. Been asked by the hospital as to why I didn't have it at 28 weeks, no one explained what the test Entailed, I had to google some and the ask a bunch of questions, the surgery receptionist then asked me is it a blood test? Iwas told on 13march that I'd have another scan in two weeks, just got a date back for third of April I'm 36 weeks on Wednesday. That means that I'll be 39 weeks and baby will weight 11lb if it grows a pound a week, and it will be unlikely that I will avoid a c section. If this had been caught earlier I could have had some idea of what was going on, I've been left feeling helpless and unable to plan for labor, also no one took into account my fluid retention when measuring my bmi, I have so much water in both feet that they are an inch thicker on the top, water retention on my shins, knees, arms, and even on my back, things would not be so daunting if health professionals explained more, and sometimes told me what they thought I should do. I am not unread. By the time I have this scan surely it will be to late to plan for a natural birth, and I may already have gone into labor with no birth plan, do I hire a tens machine or not? I wanted to be able to have an active labor, of course I would have a c section in a heartbeat if little one was in any kind of danger, but why. Wasn't this all done earlier?
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