I just got back from the hospital for my diabetes follow-up. The doc took my tension, and she was alarmed once again that my blood pressure was high. She sent me right away to the emergency consultation at the maternity unit. This time, I knew the drill, baby's heart rate and blood pressure monitored. Turns out, the blood pressure dropped, low enough that they sent me home after 40 minutes. I have mixed feelings about their methods. I am glad that the baby is fine and that they go out of their way to check the wellness of my baby, but at the same time they stress me out. I am also grateful that I had to pay nothing for all of this. Last time they kept me for 4 days. They could have only checked me a day and send me home already. I was in any way in danger and the baby was fine. I understand more how the health care in France is in chronic deficit.
This makes me wonder if I can handle another pregnancy. Even if 36 years old is not that old, I do carry a baggage : age, ethnicity (Asians are more inclined to do gestational diabetes), and being overweight, a sick mother in law, etc. If I ever have another baby, I hope that it will be in less stressful conditions.