I forget who mentioned that they had their first GCT at 12 weeks, but I just wanted to add that I had one at 13 weeks too. On recommendation from the nurse due to a family history of diabetes. What she told me (which is basically all crap,the test included, from my perspective) was that if there is a likelihood for GD then they like to test early so they can spot the signs earlier rather than later. At the time I was feeling worrisome so I went along with the whole 'do whatever even if its uneccessary as long as baby is ok mode'.
Anyhoo my hospital which is largely staffed by MWs recently had an adverse outcome. It was not due on any part to something the MW did or didn't do. Anyway the powers that be have stepped in and are now mandating that all patients see an OB for at least one prenatal visit. My last prenatal was with the OB who was ok to. Then she tells me that I'll have to have the GCT repeated between 24-28weeks. I'm like what for, I took it already, she's like yeah well we just want to make sure your body is handling sugars just as well now as it was then. My next appt will be with my MW. I don't know what she will say, I'm guessing as protocal and especially cause BIG Brother is watching more now, she's going to send me for the test. Hmm I wondering if I should just skip it if she does.
How do y'all feel about the test overall? Isn't really just totally unrealistic? The OB was telling me yeah it kind of is but we just like to challenge your body a bit. Well what does it mean if I fail this abnormal sugar challenge, what the heck does that say about how my body is processing under normal conditions?
Thanks for asking the ? UmmSami cause I've been waiting to vent on this.