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post #41 of 145
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Originally Posted by KC in KS
Hmm, that's a question to ask. I asked the doc before the test which way she wanted to do it, and she debated a minute before deciding it should be fasting. I thought at the time it was to improve accuracy (the 3-hour test is definitely done fasting), but I'm not sure that's so.

Thanks for giving me something to mull over!
I wondered the same thing, "why fasting?" Maybe your dr thought it would give you a better chance of passing?

My dr gave me the instructions to eat a light breakfast 1hr before, avoid lots of carbs/sugars. So, I went for an egg. I am : that you pass the 3hr without any problems
post #42 of 145
KC-good luck with your screen! I think that you and I had our first round right around the same time frame. I'll be thinking of you. I'm sure you'll pass with flying colors.... Keep your chin up!

post #43 of 145
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Originally Posted by KC in KS
I failed my glucose screening for gestational diabetes.

I scored a glucose level of 158 - cut off is 139. Now I get to go in on the 28th for the lovely 3-hour test to see if I've actually developed GD.
WHAH????

To be selfish for a min.... um... why in the freakydeakyheck did they make me take the stupid, horrible, painful, no good very bad 3 hour GTT if my score was 140? They sent me to 4 hours of he77 for 1 friggin' point? They blew both my veins and made me cry and sent me on vacation looking like a heroin addict for 1 point??

It's a darned good thing they made me take the 3hr test (which I passed, obviously) long before they told me that I was 1 stinking point over the cutoff. Frizzlefraggindoggyraddle!!! :

Ahem. Pulling myself back together.

Don't worry-- you can pass the 3 hour! We're rooting for you!! It does seem odd they would have you fast for the 1-hour, though... my doc told me to eat whatever I wanted for breakfast and just fast for 1 hour before the test. Preggo tests are so weird.

My BP tested the highest ever today and freaked me out, but I love my MW! She just shrugged, called it an anomoly and kept on going. She's also perfectly happy with my weight gain-- 25 pounds since ttc. And the baby is happy and big and head down and pushed that nasty ol' doppler away. Go, tad!
post #44 of 145
Thread Starter 
My GTT required a 12 hour low carb/no sugar diet. A fast was not required.
post #45 of 145
Bloody hell. My midwife's student called me last night because my urine test came back showing a UTI. She couldn't find a fax number for my doctor, so she brought over my lab work, so I could go to the doctor first thing this morning for antibiotics without having to stop by the midwifery clinic and pick the papers up first.

My abx say to avoid sunlight. Uh that is kind of impossible right now.

(How nice was it for her to drop the papers off for me!)
post #46 of 145
Thread Starter 
Hi all. New question: What do you do when the baby has her foot pressing up inton your ribs? Ow.
post #47 of 145
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Hi all. New question: What do you do when the baby has her foot pressing up inton your ribs? Ow.
I try my best to move her foot from the outside. I presson it and push it down and out of the way a bit. Otherwise I find that it hurts less when I'm walking or standing. Sitting seems to make it feel way worse. So I clean and wait for her to move it. Good luck, I feel your pain (literally).
post #48 of 145
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Originally Posted by Ursula Rose
Hi all. New question: What do you do when the baby has her foot pressing up inton your ribs? Ow.
I push back also to try and get her to move. Seems that's where her feet are permanently these days...
post #49 of 145
So far I've been lucky. I haven't gotten any feet in the ribs, yet. I do remember spending most of the last part of my other pg's with my hand tucked under my ribs to keep the baby's foot out of the area.
post #50 of 145
Thankfully my little guy hasn't found my actual ribs, but he is right between them right under my sternum. Dr said yesterday that he is stretched out completely vertical. Which explains the odd bump, lol. Right now he is pushing off the top of my uterus and bouncing of my cervix. It used to kind of tickle now it's starting to get uncomfortable. I don't want to know how much this will hurt if he keeps bouncing on it. Dh keeps teasing me that one of these times a hand or foot is just going to push right through. Grrreat...just what I want to think about, lol.
post #51 of 145
Ugh. I am having brassiere issues! :

The 36DD rocket launchers I bought are now digging painfully into my ribcage, to the point that I have red marks there and it feels bruised at night. I don't think i'm quite ready for nursing bras yet, and I like a little bit of padding/lining so i'm not "out there" for all to see. But I HATE spending money on something so ephemeral! I guess that's why i'm having jeans issues, too-- I hate spending $30+ on something that will only last two months. So I guess i'm up for a trip to Marshalls for a $9 bra of some sort, and bra shopping is not my favorite.

Dang these humongo hoobies!!
post #52 of 145

I found out questioning my dr isn't good *rant

Since I'm not sure if this baby will be early or not I thought I'd ask a few questions about the birth yesterday. They went over like a lead balloon. I didn't even ask them all just bc I knew it would only get worse.

First I told her I was worried about using cytotec again if I needed it like I did last time. She said they "always" wait 4 hrs between cytotec and starting pitocin. I know that they gave me additional cytotecs after they started pitocin. So she looks in my chart and the hospital never recorded what time the 1st cytotec was. So there is no proof that they followed their procedures. She didn't bother to say anything about the additional doses. Then I asked what other options there were and she said that cytotec was the best and that "No matter what, labor hurts." Gee, I had no idea: I was more worried about multiple doses and uterine rupture.

Then I had the audacity to ask about declining the eye goop stuff. So I got a lecture about how she can't predict which of her "stable, loving couples" are having affairs and that it's standard policy for every baby because it can be "devastating in the newborn". So I asked why we even bothered to do the std testing on me if I was going to be treated like I had one no matter what (probably not a good choice on my part, lol). So she said something like they probably have a waiver for it if I ask. So I guess I'm going to have to call the birth center (attached to the hospital) and see who I talk to over there about all this. I didn't even bother to ask her about oral vit k instead of the injection.

The thing is that she's a really nice person and last time was totally cool (except last time I didn't question anything). I really don't think I should switch drs at this point given all the weird things that are going on, but I just didn't think she is used to having someone not follow the rules.

ok, I'm done ranting now. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Nobody irl ever questions anything so I'm the "rebel" and nobody really understands why I'm making any fuss and not just following the rules. (Except dh who just knows that I over think/research everything and if I make up my mind on something I've got a good reason.)
post #53 of 145
Whoa, I'd totally refuse Cytotec! There are definitely other drugs to help you along if you need it.
And how rude of her to say that about labor hurting, especially to someone who's already had a baby!!
post #54 of 145

Check out this dream I had

I dreamt I went in to labor while DH was at work, so I had to take DD to the hospital with me. No biggie, except the hospital was in New York City.

When we got there, they gave me an epidural to slow down labor and give me the ability to deal with DD until DH got there. They also gave her an IV line - in her foot - in case they had to sedate her so I could deliver.

Then they let us go wandering around until things got moving! We were in an old part of NYC, the hospital was in an 1800s building, complete with gargoyles. It was also part hotel and part office building, so had lots of neat things to see. We rode the elevator up and found a balcony where we could watch Emeril Live! being taped.

I've got no clue what any of it means.
post #55 of 145
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Originally Posted by magpiedee
Ugh. I am having brassiere issues! :

The 36DD rocket launchers I bought are now digging painfully into my ribcage, to the point that I have red marks there and it feels bruised at night. I don't think i'm quite ready for nursing bras yet, and I like a little bit of padding/lining so i'm not "out there" for all to see. But I HATE spending money on something so ephemeral! I guess that's why i'm having jeans issues, too-- I hate spending $30+ on something that will only last two months. So I guess i'm up for a trip to Marshalls for a $9 bra of some sort, and bra shopping is not my favorite.

Dang these humongo hoobies!!
Would one of those bra tab extenders work? My husband bought me new nursing bras for mothers day (how romantic) and they were too small after about a week!! I bought a tab extender at a maternity store for $2 and it works wonders.
post #56 of 145
The lamest childbirth class ever rant...


My midwife is recommending me and dh got to community childbirth classes, which are mostly Bradley method, with a whole bunch of other info thrown in. Man, I don't know, I was excited to learn and figured it would be really helpful, but the class was so lame!! The RN rambled and told too many stories, it ran late, we were pretty much falling asleep by 9:15PM when it was over, and I only learned ONE thing that I hadn't read, practiced in yoga, been told my midwife, etc. It's also really focused on procedures and protocols for the local hospital, and we're not havng our baby there. There's a whole series of these classes, and I'm thinking if they're all this annoying and useless, we might just save ourselves the trouble and keep reading and doing what we're doing on our own.
DH and I agreed to give it another try next week, so we'll see how it goes.

Anybody else ditch their childbirth classes and prep themselves on their own?
post #57 of 145
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Originally Posted by veganf
Whoa, I'd totally refuse Cytotec! There are definitely other drugs to help you along if you need it.
And how rude of her to say that about labor hurting, especially to someone who's already had a baby!!
Jen - I agree with vegan here. Cytotec is some nasty stuff. Have you thought about using EPO instead? I'd be tempted to post over (or search for) at the Midwives board to see what they would recommend IF an induction becomes necessary. Then, I'd ask at your next appt if you could try X, Y, and Z first. The EPO is supposed to efface you, so at that point, maybe only Pit would be needed. And, I've read some interesting stuff over at the Midwives board about using Pit to get ctx into a good pattern then shutting it off. GL! But honestly, if you don't feel you'll be supported in the way you need - maybe you should just call a few other providers in your area to find out the "standard" induction procedures.
post #58 of 145
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Originally Posted by jesamin
Would one of those bra tab extenders work? My husband bought me new nursing bras for mothers day (how romantic) and they were too small after about a week!! I bought a tab extender at a maternity store for $2 and it works wonders.
YES, those bra extenders are AWESOME! You can usually find them at fabric stores too.
post #59 of 145
[QUOTE=NewAtThis]The lamest childbirth class ever rant...


My midwife is recommending me and dh got to community childbirth classes, which are mostly Bradley method, with a whole bunch of other info thrown in. QUOTE]

NewAtThis - that really doesn't sound like the Bradley classes we took. Maybe look for another class that fits you better. Or, do it on your own. I really liked taking the Bradley classes the first time. Besides helping to prepare me, it was nice to see other couples who had similar values and it was encouraging for me to see them after they gave birth.
post #60 of 145
We quit our childbirth classes too with my first. They were awful and we didn't learn one new thing. My midwife's student called us prenatal class dropouts.
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