The following are Meira’s experiences -
1. During the birth of my first child, I was hoping for a vaginal birth. I had been contracting consistently but without progress for 36 hours when my OB/GYN talked me into a c-section. During the c-section I could feel them pulling and tugging. When they got him out they held him up for a moment and then whisked him over to some table & cleaned him up and left him there, alone. I sent my S.O. over to be with him and as I was watching father and son meet for the first time, I could hear my OB/GYN complaining about dealing with all my fat. One of the nurses was so appalled that she apologized for my OB/GYN as I was leaving the OR.
2. May or may not be fat related: When I was 11 weeks into my second pregnancy (twins!), the nurse at my PCP’s office called to tell me that my blood sugar was high (upper limit of this test was like 6.9, my result was 7. My diabetic aunt says her doc tells her to keep her level below 13 . . .). I asked the nurse if pregnancy, and specifically twin pregnancy, would have an impact on those numbers and she quickly backtracked. For the record, 15 weeks later I passed my gestational diabetes test with flying colors.
3. I go to the eye doctor for a new prescription & I get new glasses. Almost immediately I am not thrilled with the new prescription — things that should be clear are blurry. I go back to the doc who does a couple things and then tells me to get my blood sugar checked, and IF that’s ok, he’ll look into other things. I explain that my blood sugar has been fine and even great the past couple times it’s been tested and he just shrugs. A couple months later I go to a new eye doc who figures out that the prescription the other guy gave me was wrong.