I'm so sorry to be dramatic about this; I've otherwise had a pretty good pregnancy... had a stretch of migraines toward the end of my first trimester into the start of my second, but all in all it's been very good. I am just crossing my fingers that I am one of the supposed 2/3 of women who undergo this test who end up passing out successfully. I'm just disappointed. I really hope that I turn out okay. Everything on the Internet talks about how having gestational diabetes could lead to "this" or "that"... I was overweight before my pregnancy, which is the "risk factor" I see, but no "I know all" website out there says that GDM can be "prevented." It's hormonal and in the placenta. I think I have it scared into my head from my mom, who had it with my youngest sibling. She's been on my tail the whole pregnancy telling me that it was horrible, awful, worst thing ever, and that I ought to do "x," "y," and "z" to prevent it... So maybe I have fallacies in my head that are pointing me in a weird direction and I am getting worried about something that will work out in the end?
Anyway... I go in sometime this week. I had no instructions other than to fast from midnight on the day of my appointment and that I can drink water but nothing else should be consumed. Is there anything else I should be aware of?
Thank you, ladies, you're all being so awesome and supportive and it's making me feel a lot better. I texted my husband to tell him and I think he's more upset than I am, if one can imagine!