I'm hoping to go there for my delivery but am just a tiny bit put off that I can't find anything on anyones experience there...you'd think for a place that's been allover the news for that amazing 6 million donation and roof top garden there'd be tons of moms allover the internet bragging about it. I've only been able to come across news and online articles on the place...nothing "real". If you have any one on one experience (the good and the bad please!) please share it with me and help ease my mind that they truly won't be forcing unnecessary interventions on me like they say they won't. Are they truly that willing for a non intervening mindset within limits of course. Does anyone know what reasons they may use to transfer a women at the center to L&D during labour? (other than something huge like the need for a c-section emergency of course).
Also,I don't have gestational diabetes (13 weeks and so far my A1C is looking phenomenal, however my new doctor won't let me bypass the future glucola test despite the fact that I vomit profusely on that one, the results are never accurate in general especially if you keep throwing it up and chugging it back down again, the stress from the test and anticipation of the 3 blood tests following the drink spikes my adrenaline, which in and of itself causes inaccurate readings, and the fact that last pregnancy I failed it for all of these reasons combined, however having been ordered to check my blood sugar multiples times a day NOT ONCE did I have an even remotely high or borderline number, this is without any diet modifications. I told her several times at many visits so far that I would be willing to go for however long testing blood sugar daily with a food log so she could get an even more in depth and accurate idea of my levels INSTEAD. But she isn't having it, she just says if I don't take the test then we'll just call you a GB. The nurse midwife at the clinic mentioned that a GB can still have a natural birth at the center and qualify, as long as everything else is in order. Honestly though, being wrongfully diagnosed once was bad enough, another time is not ok. Not to mention thats an extra diagnosis I clearly do not need...in an otherwise perfect pregnancy. Anyways....just wondering if anyone has had any experience with my situation and successfully having a birth center natural childbirth without a hitch (on the medical professionals side I mean)?