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post #321 of 335

I failed the 1 hour test at like, 17 weeks. then i passed the 3 hour fasting test, although it was possibly the worst experience of my life. i decided if i failed the 1-hour again later in my pregnancy, i would just refuse the 3 hour and ask to be treated as if i were diabetic. when i had to take the 1-hour again at 28 weeks, i passed it just fine, even though they had a lower cut-off than the earlier test. (i switched practitioners at 20 weeks, so a lot of things changed). apparently like 80% of the people who fail the one hour go on to pass the three hour, so i hope that you fall into that category. i also walked a lot during my 3-hour test, which apparently helps you metabolize the gross sugar syrup better. good luck. GD testing seems to be extra stressful with multiples. 

post #322 of 335

I will definitely be talking and getting up to get a drink ( I learned that I can drink water during the test) and getting up to use the bathroom because I am drinking water :) I want to make sure they can get the blood out so being hydrated is really important. The phlebotomist had a tough time on the one hour. Checked both arms, then finally went with my hand. I hope I pass the 3 hour tomorrow. I am been basically following the diabetic diet from Dr. Luke's book so I was surprised that I didn't pass the 1 hour. I am hoping the "fasting" makes the difference. Is it a larger amount of sugar I have to drink? I hope that first hour test is better than what I got on the GD screening test.

post #323 of 335
I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 day strict carb limit diet, fast overnight, 3 hour test. The blood draw for my 3 hour was horrendous. I had crazy bruises for 3 weeks after.
post #324 of 335
I wasn't told to limit my carbs, just eat "normally" for 3 days then fast the night before. I talked to my sister who said she also failed the 1 hour then passed the three hour test so her is to hoping.
post #325 of 335
I'm another one who failed the 1 hr and then passed the 3 hr. There is hope. I wish there were more standard instructions on exactly what to do with your diet prior to taking the test. The nurse at my OB's office told me to limit carbs for 3 days prior to the 3 hr test since I "probably had GD" (she didn't really have a clue about things) but I read a lot of contradictory instructions elsewhere. I ended up eating normally and fasting 12 hrs ahead of time. My results were perfect. So much stress to get there though.

Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris View Post

I wasn't told to limit my carbs, just eat "normally" for 3 days then fast the night before. I talked to my sister who said she also failed the 1 hour then passed the three hour test so her is to hoping.[/quot
post #326 of 335
I was told to eat normally before the test as well.

I would recommend having someone drop you off and pick you up. After fasting for 15 hrs (12+3) drinking 100 grams of sugar and getting 4 blood draws, I felt unsafe to drive. I can't believe they let people drive themselves.
post #327 of 335
Well, I ended up driving myself. I probably should have had someone drive me.

Went out to eat, ordered, then found that I forgot my wallet in my swim bag from yesterday. Thankfully I had my checkbook so I had to drive to the grocery store and got food.

I am bummed because the results came back that I had four elevated blood sugars. My fasting was 96 when the cut off is 94, then at one hour it was 205 and the cut off was 179, then at at two hours it was 245 when the cut off was 154, then at three hours it was 162 when the cut off was 139. I cried a bunch this afternoon because I hate needles and having to do blood sugar measures several times a day is not something I look forward to.

The ultrasound showed that one baby is head down and the other is breech. Hopefully the breech baby will go back to head down. They are 2 pounds 13oz and 2 pounds 10 oz at 28 weeks.
post #328 of 335
I'm sorry to hear about that. Maybe/hopefully you can control your sugar with your diet and not need insulin? I hate needles too, so I really empathize with your feelings about it.

Which baby is head down? My doc said it was okay to deliver vaginally if baby a were head down, because a breech baby b can be turned after A is out of the way. Might be worth a conversation with your doc if A is head down. Good luck!!!
post #329 of 335

I am hoping that diet and exercise will control my GD too. Currently the headdown baby is the one most likely to come out first, so that is good. One day at a time.

post #330 of 335

did my diabetes education yesterday. The only "earth shattering news" was that for gestational diabetes, I am not supposed to eat fruit or drink juice or milk at breakfast. I guess that is when pregnancy hormones mess the most with insulin. Basically they said eat dinner for breakfast. Carb counting is the other big thing, but I had been doing that already. 15 grams of carbohydrate is one carb exchange and my dietician gave me how many carb exchanges I am supposed to eat at each meal and snack. Learning how to take my blood sugar was a trying experience. It is a tiny needle of which I am thankful, but it still hurts. Thankfully my fasting blood sugar was well below the max value this morning it was an 86 when it is supposed to be less than 95. When I did my test for gestational diabetes, I had a fasting blood sugar of 96. Having to report twice weekly for the rest of the pregnancy is just an annoyance. Like I need another thing on my plate. That and I have to do my blood sugar fasting and one hour after breakfast, lunch, and supper.

post #331 of 335

Good luck with the GD.  Focus on eating lots of protein and healthy fats and hopefully it will resolve / be controlled.  Never eat a carb without a protein/fat at the same time.


Regarding baby positioning.  Only A needs to be head down.  Baby B often "swims" around after A is out and changes position.  But even that being said, its easier for doctors to deliver the second baby if he/she is breach!  After the first comes out you are streched nicely...doctor may shove in his/her hand up there and grab the baby out by the foot. This is what happened to me and seems like the norm (watched some videos that showed the same)....unless baby B stays head down and comes out on his/her own.   Make sure your doctor agrees with this or try new doctor!!!

post #332 of 335

The one older doctor that knows how to deliver breach babies told me last week he won't do it. I don't think the hospital I am at is very open to breach either. At this point I am praying my other baby turns vertex and it will be a none issue or that like you said, the baby will flip itself around once the other baby is out of the way. I have heard of the opposite happening were the second vertex baby turned breach after the first was out, so this configuration seems fine to me. Anything can happen in delivery.


Well day 2 of the GD meal plan is going better.  Yesterday I didn't pay attention to the carbs in the veggies and proteins I was eating and it seemed to keep my blood sugars high. At supper I paid attention to them and took a 10 minute walk after supper and my sugars were fine. Today I have been paying attention to all carbs and so far my sugars have all be in the correct range.  We will see how supper goes.

post #333 of 335

My name is Erin
You and maybe your partners age at the birth?
I will be 36, hubby 37
Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?
What number of kids will is be for you?
Sexes? Will you be finding out?
Will find out Jan 30th
EDD and or planned birth timing?
6/27/14 edd
State you live in?
Austin, Tx
Anything else you want to share?
Twins-what a surprise! I am terrified of having five young ones as I feel we are already crazy with our 3 girls (ages 2, 4, & 7). It is exciting though, and I'm sure everything will fall into place. My previous deliveries have been natural with the last two being home births. I am planning home births for these little ones as well, but trying to keep an open mind to the possibility things might have to change. I am 16 weeks now and feeling very daunted by the path that lies ahead-feeling so very pregnant already! I am happy to have found camaraderie here:)
post #334 of 335
Oh no! I guess I didn't pay attention to the year! This is an old tread:)
post #335 of 335
It's okay, erin. We're glad to have you. Congrats!!
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