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post #21 of 54
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

I actually think I've started enjoying blood tests, as weird as that sounds. I like knowing things about me that I couldn't possibly figure out with having someone analyze my blood and it feels like I'm actually doing something proactive, where most of pregnancy is just sitting around and waiting. 

LOL!!!  makes total sense to me!  after 2 pregnancies where the only test was the little stick from the drugstore that said i was pregnant, and then waiting around for 10 months for baby to show up, this pregnancy i got all my bloodwork done and loved reading the very very dull results.  but still not rushing to get the GD test this pregnancy....  i think that one bloodwork panel was enough for me.  but it would be nice to have more updates and not just getting fatter and waiting!!!  i know it's made me a kinder, more patient person, but man oh man, it's the part i'd gladly share with my husband!

post #22 of 54

I declined to do mine as well. I have a meter here at the house and took it a couple of times 2hrs after meals and my sugar levels are never higher than 118. The midwife said she won't argue with me as she can see I take care of myself and trusts me.

post #23 of 54

Adaline'sMama -  Thinking of you.  any updates on the test? 

post #24 of 54
Thread Starter 

Failed the test :( Levels were as follows, after eating my last meal at 11 pm the night before (a NY strip, sprinkled with black pepper and cooked in olive oil- no side dishes or other food. No sugar or starch for three days before testing):

 

1st blood draw: 141

2nd blood draw (1 hour after the drink): 197

3rd blood draw (2 hours): 177

4th blood drawn (3 hours): 141

 

And, I drank a bottle of water during the testing because I was just so dehydrated. 

post #25 of 54

So sorry to hear that. What is your care provider suggesting at this point?

post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Failed the test :( Levels were as follows, after eating my last meal at 11 pm the night before (a NY strip, sprinkled with black pepper and cooked in olive oil- no side dishes or other food. No sugar or starch for three days before testing):

 

1st blood draw: 141

2nd blood draw (1 hour after the drink): 197

3rd blood draw (2 hours): 177

4th blood drawn (3 hours): 141

 

And, I drank a bottle of water during the testing because I was just so dehydrated. 

wow-

totally hormonal and not dietary.

 

sorry mama!!!

 

what's the next step for you?

 

praying!  

post #27 of 54
Thread Starter 

I see a nutritionalist later this week. In the meantime, Im pretty much eating a paleo diet. 

post #28 of 54
Sorry to hear that Holly! I hope things improve for you!
post #29 of 54

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post #30 of 54

What a big bummer. But don't beat yourself up about it--I believe it is pretty common to develop GD in twin pregnancy (more so than w/ singletons). Two babies in the belly just makes the body a little crazier.
 

post #31 of 54

Wow.  That totally sucks.  Hopefully you can treat it with just diet.  I've been getting a little paranoid myself about my blood sugar lately, since I've been getting extra cranky and a little shaky anytime I'm late getting a meal or snack.  But even when I'm not pregnant DH knows to tread lightly around me whenever I'm hungry LOL.  I have my 28 week prenatal this Friday.

 

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post #32 of 54

I'm sorry!! That stinks. hug2.gif

post #33 of 54

yuck, sorry :( I hope you can figure how to control it with diet!
 

post #34 of 54

This is a test that has never come up with my OB or midwife. Anyone have something that was a "warning sign" that made their caregivers ask for the test or is it routine?

post #35 of 54

it is a required test-no declining it whatsoever- to give birth in the hospital here. 

post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by kellybeth View Post

it is a required test-no declining it whatsoever- to give birth in the hospital here. 

what she said around here.  only can opt out in homebirth if the midwife is willing.  but any hospital or birth center birth REQUIRES it at 28 weeks.

post #37 of 54

I had mine today (also required) and it was SO much better than I remembered it being 7 years ago. I'm fairly certain that the reason is that this time it was ice cold, so the flavour was muted.

Here's hoping I pass!

post #38 of 54

i passed mine, but i love how i was worried so much about the results because i felt so crappy afterward and the doctor just casually mentioned that my blood work was normal. 

post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

what she said around here.  only can opt out in homebirth if the midwife is willing.  but any hospital or birth center birth REQUIRES it at 28 weeks.

I was able to opt out of it when I was seeing an OB with my second, but obviously it can be different with each OB or hospital. Our hospital is not a great one by any means, so I'm inclined to think it is more up to the OB unless the hospital itself has a policy in place.
Perhaps she wouldn't have let me opt out if I was "high risk" for it or had failed the test with my previous pregnancy.
post #40 of 54

I'm with a midwife practice here and they act pretty casual about it - giving you the information and letting you decide if you want to do it.  Though, I was very willing last time and this time so maybe if I declined it they would put more pressure on me?  They don't give me that impression, though.

 

Annnnnyway, so I did the glucose tolerance test this past Tuesday and I found out today I just failed by a hair.  So she recommended I do the longer test but said this was likely a false positive.  I'm pretty shocked, honestly.  I guess it's nothing to be shocked about - it is what it is.

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