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#1 of 6 Old 12-31-2010, 06:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm doing my GTT on January 13th.  Doesn't that seem early?  I'll be 24 weeks then.  My OB is already asking me to do 2 week apointments too.  (I wouldn't this last time, because of obligations, but I guess I will after this.)  I just can't believe I'm that far along!  I'm quite sure that my previous OB and midwife did not monitor me so frequently so soon.  It seems like I didn't go in biweekly until the last month and weekly only after 40 weeks. 

 

As for the GTT debate.  I just do it because I fight so much other stuff, and have a history of very large babies.  Knock wood, I've never failed the GTT.


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Hmmm, I think I had it at 28 weeks with my first so it doesn't seem toooooo early.  I think it will be nice for you to rule out GD if you have large babies that way no one will be freaking out at the birth about it.  I wasn't going to do it last time but then I gained between 8 and 12 lbs per month for a couple months strait and decided to do it.  I don't know what I am doing this time. I actually kind of like glucola though so there isn't the gag concern even though my gag reflex is still elevated.

 

Good luck with the test!!!!


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I've done the test at 28 weeks with both of my prior pregnancies but my first daughter was a week late and only 6.5 lbs and DD2 was only 7.5 lbs.  Maybe with a history of large babies they do it a month earlier??? I don't go to twice monthly appts until about 32 weeks and then weekly at 36 weeks.  I went in for my 18 week checkup and she said to come back in 4-6 weeks.  I'm guessing I'll go back in 4 weeks after that as it will be 28 weeks and then my GTT.

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I always pass the GD test, but they still freak at birth and test the infant.  They even gave my 2nd a bottle of whatever it is they give (sugar water?)!!!  It didn't ruin our nursing relationship though--he nursed until almost 4 yrs old.  I watched carefully with my third and even though she took the longest to pass their tests, I didn't allow them to give her anything.  I knew I had some milk (since I was still nursing #2) although temporarily it was slow and very much colostrum, so I insisted she just keep nursing and they just keep testing.


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I think 24-28 weeks is about normal. I have not done it with any of my pregnancies. This time my mw wants to have me check my fasting blood sugars and postprandials sugars a few time just to check. I am OK with that.... seems like a fair compromise...


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I just found out today that I passed my three hour (this is #3, I always fail the 1 hour and always pass the 3 hour.)  They did mine early because #2 was almost 10lbs.  No issues with blood sugar at birth though, just a big baby!

 

I did make them promise me that they wouldn't try and make me retake it at 34 weeks.  My MFM said that we would do post-prandial if needed.

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