Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yuck.

In a few hours I'll be off to do the stupid 1-hour glucose test. My midwife says I'm so low-risk as to not be worth the time for it, but OBs need to cover themselves for fear of malpractice suits. Whenever I have had to take the test in the past, I have failed the 1-hour and passed the even-yuckier 3-hour. Wish me luck...

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  1. Boy! That brings back the memories...I flunked most of my 1 hours too--could never get a Dr to just go straight to the 3 and save me time and an extra appointment though...AHHHH good times! :P

    Are you going to be knitting "under the influence" of all that sugar??

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  2. May have to...the weather doesn't look promising enough to take the kids to the big playground near the OB. Might just have to hit a thrift shop or two to kill time (I can't stay at the lab, as my bathroom is bigger than their waiting room, which has only 4 chairs!)

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  3. Good luck! I really hate that test ;(

    I've always thought that there has to be a better way to test blood sugar on a pregnant woman. What about eating a sleeve of Oreos or something? ;)

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  4. Hope it went well Nadja! I only ever had to do the 3 hour with the twins - double yuk!

    I go off to the OB tomorrow - contractions are really picking up - plus I freak out sometimes when she does not move. It will be interesting to see how low down she is now.

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  5. Ugh, I HATE that test!! Only had to do the three hour once and it was absolutely awful! Here's hoping you aced yesterday's test AND that you found something really cool - something you didn't even know you needed 'til you saw it - at the thrift store. :D

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  6. Oh, I understand how you feel! I had my 1 hour a month ago - and I PASSED! I was shocked because I have been gest. diabetic for 6 out of the last 7 pregnancies and I have been checking my blood sugars throughout this one (before the test) and they were a little high.

    Yet, the glucose test is way better than having undiagnosed diabetes which could really hurt your baby!

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