So I'm not sure how to feel after my doctor's appointment today. I got my least favorite of the ob's in my practice today, so I'm guessing that's to be expected. First off, I brought up some questions about labor and delivery. I basically asked, because I want natural birth if at all possible (well, as natural as possible), if they would be able to basically take the epidural off the table. I don't mind it mentioned on occasion, but I just don't want to be consistently asked whether or not I want one, that kind of thing. At that, he basically said that he could make a note about it but that if I was in a lot of pain, he would suggest me getting one, that epidurals are safe, etc etc etc. I'm not sure how I feel about that suggestion, as there is no real medical necessity for an epidural except in the case of a c-section. Furthermore, I've had some issues with my blood pressure in the past. It was slightly elevated on a few appointments so they suggested I start taking blood pressure medicine. I take it once a day (even though the recommended dose is twice a day) and my blood pressure has already gone back to normal. I've also only gained ten pounds so far throughout my entire pregnancy, so all of my doctors have seemed pretty happy with that. Regardless, he keeps mentioning how my high blood pressure might affect labor and delivery, saying that I'm at higher risk of having to have a c-section, which would mean that I would have to have an epidural. He also marked on the form that I'm "high risk OB" when no other doctor has suggested that. So I'm also going to have to have weekly ultrasounds starting at 32 weeks to make sure that the baby is doing okay. I mean, I'm glad that he wants me to take precautions... but I'm wondering how necessary some of this is... I mean I'm 100% okay with doing what is best for little Alex but I just don't know how to feel about his attitude with my pregnancy. Does this make sense at all?