My OB has been putting off talking about natural birth because of my weight ever since I started seeing him. But then my bp has been perfect, if a little low. I've only gained 7 lbs (at 24 weeks). My little girl hasn't even been measuring big, in fact, she's continued to measure perfectly along the lines of those growth charts he has. And yet every time I tried to talk to him about having a med-free birth, he's just said "We'll wait until we get your GTT results back, because that could have a big impact."
Well, guess what? I passed! I can't wait until my appointment Wednesday. I am perfectly healthy, no signs of anything that could affect my birth. It's time to talk.
*side note* Yes, my OB is an a$$, but I live in a small town, and the other docs are knife-happy, with section rates twice his (his is 20%). He's just never seen a natural birth before, and I don't think he believes it can be done, though it doesn't sound like he's going to try to stop me. I've got a great support team though, and have educated myself in every way I can. I'm just trying to make sure he fully understands my intentions, and maybe, just maybe, I'll change his mind along the way.