I would love to have my baby born out naturally w/o epidural. But recently been having thoughts of being induced, becos I'm having very bad rashes on my belly stretch marks (PUPPP) which is quite unbearable. It even spread to my thighs, back of the knee, heels and underarms. It's really very bad and i've got to rely on medication to reduce the itch..
As for baby weight check, it's becos I dont't wanna go thru natural delivery and then suddenly got to go for emergency c-sect last minute if baby can't come out. That's gonna be sooooo painful both ways! Of cos during my last consultation, when I voiced my worries of having big baby, doctor did tell me if I dont't try natural delivery, I'd never know. I just want to check her weight and decide from there. Imagine if she's over 4kg by full term?! There will be more risks for natural delivery if that's the case.
I think it's all case to case basis. Sometimes we just want to be assured of all the worries that we have. Esp since we are under subsidized patients, i believe "most of us" are low-incomed, and would like to make the most out of the consultation. $30-$60 may be considered cheap as compared to private, but if we're paying that amount just for the doctor to ask us whether we have any bleedings or discomforts, and then tell us it's all part of pregnancy, there's nth to so except to endure, the feeling is like "throwing money into drain". I know it's norm. What to do, can only niam about it.. Hahaha..