Hello! I am 29w5d pregnant and was looking for some advice on GD testing. This is my 4th child...first 2 pregnancies everything was fine but with my last(3yrs ago) I was diagnosed with GD. Since then I have completely revamped my eating habits, lost weight and exercise regularly. Even though I am older now I must say how much of a difference this all makes with this pregnancy! Everything is so much easier! Anyway, my doctor/ midwife's office is pressuring me to take the 1 hr glucola test and I am having a hard time refusing them now.My reasoning for not wanting to take it is because I don't want them to give me another reason or negative mark towards having a vbac. They have made it awful to even have a vbac at a hospitals birthing center already (had to change ob's etc). I have been monitoring my blood sugar at least 6x a day (fasting,after b-fast,before and after lunch,and before and after dinner) and my blood sugar is always in the normal range but closer to the upper limits. I have been doing some experiments with how my blood sugar reacts to sugary food/carbs the last few days and my best guess is I will fail it :( Its really not a surprise though, which is why I have been following the GD diet since the beginning. Anyway, I feel like even if I get the test and fail it, nothing is going to change. I am already eating healthy, exercising and monitoring my sugar...the only spikes I see are when something unhealthy is introduced (and the only reason I did that was to see how I would potentially react to the glucola). Does anyone have any advice on how to pass this test (I've heard of protein,water,walking while I wait)? I don't truly want to cheat the "system" I just don't want them to have any other reason not to allow me to have a vbac!!! Any advice would hellp!!!!!
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9/27/13 at 12:56pm