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I am going for my 24 week appt. with my midwife tomorrow and I am supposed to be taking my GB test (no fasting- just drink some orange sun-dex drink an hour before the appt). It seems to be routine for everyone from what I've seen- they didn't ask if I wanted it or anything just gave me the drink and the instructions on the way out. I am in the low-risk category according to what I have read on WebMD. I am 5'4 and 125 pounds usually, now 135 at 23 weeks, I am caucasian, 20 years old, and have never had any other children.<br>
I am just wondering if there are any reasons I should REFUSE the test? Will they make me see the OB and not the midwife if I test a little high or low? I really want to avoid that and I don't want to be flagged "high risk" because I'm not. But I don't want to be difficult if it doesn't matter. What would you do if you were me?
 

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I just took the test an hour ago. If you do decide to take it (I don't think there are any risks associated with it, beyond false positives and then you just have to do the three hour) make sure to not eat anything sweet beforehand.<br>
I aksed and asked my MW about whether or not I should fast or if I needed to do anything special and she said no. When I got to the lab, they asked me specifically what I had for breakfast. The tech told me that if I had had cereal or pancakes or asomething sweet that she would probably see me back again for the 3 hr.
 

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If you test high you will first be given the 3 hour test - it much more accurate. A lot of people fail the one hour and then pass the 3 hour. I had to do this last time. I passed the 3 hour, but if I had failed that one as well then the next course of action would be based on how much I failed but generally would be sent to a nutrionalist to discuss a modified diet.
 

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There's good info here, but I suspect it's a bit too late: <a href="http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/birthguru/articles/0,10335,243381_269209,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/b...269209,00.html</a><br><br>
I wouldn't do it personally, but it's a choice everyone has to make. The glucose load - especially first thing in the morning after fasting - creates a "starvation diabetes" type response and isn't good for you or the baby.
 

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Now I wished I had refused it too!
 

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I went ahead and had the test this time because *I* was concerned and wanted it checked. If I am concerned in subsequent pregnancies I will be tested again, but if I'm not, I have now had two non-GD pregancies so I will probably skip it. There is the risk of being labeled if you take the test so I would advise only taking it if you are actually concerned. There's my 2 cents.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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