Canadianmumof5 Posted July 4, 2012 Share Posted July 4, 2012 So I am at that point in my pregnancy where one would do those glucose tests. I don't want to do it. My midwife is encouraging me to go. I don't want to do it. Did I mention that I don't want to do it? FTR, a few things you should know; We have big babies - 2 were 9lbs 7oz, and 2 were 9lbs 10oz (yep, we are consistent). That is just how we make them. None of the babies had issues with sugar, etc at birth or in the days following. Yes, they were tested and only because apparently that is the protocol with babies over a certain weight at a certain gestation. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy only. It was borderline - as in perfect for fasting, and just 1 point over the upper limit for both the 1 hour & 2 hour readings. I was testing my sugar 2-3X a day - NEVER had an abnormal measurement. Even when I ate like carp. Sometimes I exercised. I've been testing at various points during this pregnancy and so far, not a single reading outside of the normal range. I am otherwise healthy. I have low blood pressure normally and it is lower now (87/60 @ my last appt). No other issues. Here is my rationale: I don't want to waste 3 hours at a lab. They are always jam packed with people (50+ people), many of them are sick, and I won't be able to leave. That is a lot of time just sitting there. Yes, I could bring a book; no, they don't allow you to use cell phones in the lab waiting rooms, and yes, I would need to get a friend to watch the other four kids for that time. So - knowing all of that, if this were you, would you; A. Just skip it and continue to test at home and exercise and eat healthy. B. Suck it up and go do the test. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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