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With my last PG, I was determined that I was NOT going to fail the GD test, so I skipped breakfast. Not the smartest idea, but at that time, my work schedule would have made it impossible for a 3 hour test, and I did not know I could refuse a 3 hour test, if need be.

Move forward to this PG ... I'm carrying twins, and my appetite tends to be RAVENOUS (I think I've gained 10 lbs since my last OB visit) I'm will be doing the 1 hour GD test, and I've already decided that IF I do not pass (never failed before), I will refuse the 3 hour test, and just check my sugar at home.

Now ... the question is .... what to eat for breakfast that day?? DH usually fixes me eggs, or I'll have some yogurt, and cereal, etc. Are these OK, you think?? Seems like I read somewhere here that the more protein the better on test day.

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my midwives suggested that i eat 'nothing with carbs' on the morning of the test. i had two or three scrambled eggs w/cheddar, and drank water.
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That is what my MW suggested as well, and I ate almost exactly the same thing before mine. My reading was like 86 or 89 (I can't remember exactly) after the hour...

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Scrambled eggs and water here as well. I *think* I passed - it's been 8 days and I haven't heard anything, so I am guessing that there is no need to schedule the 3 hour.

And I don't know how much it helps but I made a couple of trips to the bathroom with my toddler and lifted him, did squats, etc. That is cheating, I know...but it seems more true-to-life than just sitting there quietly like they tell you to!
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Protein is a safe bet (and I'd suggest lean proteins like eggs, chicken breast, nuts or beans). I'd avoid sugars - including things like simple carbs and fruits/juices.
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And I don't know how much it helps but I made a couple of trips to the bathroom with my toddler and lifted him, did squats, etc. That is cheating, I know...but it seems more true-to-life than just sitting there quietly like they tell you to!
Phew .... no lifting the toddler, here! I'm getting too big, and it hurts my back!

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GD test? What is that, when do you take it, and is it a usual test to have? We're having our first baby in August and I have my 2nd appt. this monday and I have no idea what that is which makes me feel bad and like I still haven't read enough, pooh. Thanks
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GD test? What is that, when do you take it, and is it a usual test to have? We're having our first baby in August and I have my 2nd appt. this monday and I have no idea what that is which makes me feel bad and like I still haven't read enough, pooh. Thanks
It's a screening for gestational diabetes where you drink a sugary drink and then they test your blood sugar an hour later. It's not usually done till around 25-28 weeks along, so you have lots of time to read up on it yet It is pretty standard but as with any test, it is up to you whether to take it or not (the implications of not taking it differ depending on your caregiver and place of birth)
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my midwife said to avoid sugary things and high-glycemic fruit for actually a few days before the test, and to eat high protein, too.

Still haven't made up my mind whether to take the test, though.

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my midwives suggested that i eat 'nothing with carbs' on the morning of the test. i had two or three scrambled eggs w/cheddar, and drank water.
Can I drink milk instead of water? I'm a milk-a-holic. Or should I avoid milk and just stick with water?
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