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May 13th, 2013, 06:43 PM
ILoveStorm2011's Avatar Mack :)
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I'm probably the earliest since my mother, who is since banned from all of my appointments I swear, told the doctor I should get it done since she had it and my father has horrible diabetes.
The drink sucked but was not that bad (carbonated kool aid? Syrup?)
The worst part?
THE WAITING. Especially since I forgot to do any research and went in completely blind and didn't think I'd be stuck there for an hour. I told the nurse to please just take all of my blood so I would not have to come back ever again.
I treated myself to chipotle and a shopping trip to the store afterwards
No idea the results, just wanted to share my experience since I know there are other FTMs here!
Excuse me if my typing is bad There's probably a baby in my arms.
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May 13th, 2013, 07:08 PM
soul_donut's Avatar Melissa
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Yikes! Well, at least you got a burrito. That does help things!
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May 13th, 2013, 07:09 PM
Spyctre's Avatar Arwen
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Nope! I had it at 8 weeks! lol My doctor said it was because I was overweight, the lab techs said it was because I had my doctor. Apparently she gives all the ladies an early test. If she would have bothered to ask, she would have been informed I have hypoglycemia. I will never fail that test!

I actually don't mind it at all. I guzzle that drink, bring my eReader, wait an hour. I have to take the test again at 24-26 weeks when I was really supposed to have it as well. I'll pass it. lol
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May 13th, 2013, 08:02 PM
Lotsakids's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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It seems to be becoming popular to do them earlier now, although I am pretty sure my Dr still does it in the late 20 week range.

Hoping that you get good results!

Mama to -
DD15, DD14, DD12, DS10, DS5, DD2

Evelyn Isobel is here! Born - 2nd November 2013
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May 13th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I'm not looking forward to having mine.
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May 14th, 2013, 06:07 AM
jennyrae03's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I too had one really early. Right around 10 weeks I think. Blech!
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May 14th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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I had one early last pregnancy due to my weight and then again late too.

So far so good this time. It was mentioned once about possibly doing early, but my glucose has been good in my urine they said and I've lost 8lbs this pregnancy with no gain, so it seems we're waiting until the standard 24ish weeks.

The waiting is the worst. I down the drink to get it over with.
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May 14th, 2013, 06:25 AM
fancypants27's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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When do you get your results?

I think Im going to ask if I can decline it this time around.

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May 14th, 2013, 07:25 AM
Lemon's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Hope you pass!
angela - mom to joey (7) and emma (3) and william jude (10/16/13)
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May 14th, 2013, 09:10 AM
BostonmamaSue12's Avatar Veteran
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I was just thinking to myself that they must be doing mine soon. Ill be 23 weeks at my next appt....I thought it was easy
Sue from Boston
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Expecting #3 on September 30th! ITS A BOY!!

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May 14th, 2013, 09:51 AM
allysmomma's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Eh...the drink is not the best stuff, but until this pregnancy, I didn't think I had much to worry about, but I'm a little concerned this time, cuz I am 10 lbs heavier than the first starting out and 20 lbs heavier than the second, but with that being said, I haven't gained much, so I am hoping i'll be okay!!!

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May 14th, 2013, 08:22 PM
Fortroseberry's Avatar Veteran
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Hoping everything comes back normal for you.

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May 14th, 2013, 10:37 PM
ILoveStorm2011's Avatar Mack :)
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Yeah it really wasnt that bad - the waiting was what sucked!

Also I probably will never get a call...I've learned with these doctors (I have only been seen at military hospitals) that no call means I'm okay. I never got a call about my blood tests or my genetic screenings I probably would not have gotten a call about being pregnant if I had told them I thought I was pregnant (I went in because I specifically did not think I was pregnant)
Excuse me if my typing is bad There's probably a baby in my arms.
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May 15th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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You are all more positive than I am. That orange drink is the NASTIEST thing I have ever tasted, already dreading thinking about having to drink it this time around!

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May 15th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Wanta.number2's Avatar Hi, I'm Tiffani!
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Weird, I don't even get one until 28 weeks. I'm actually surprised because I notoriously have big babies. (Hoping this one is under 10 lbs!!!)
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May 16th, 2013, 02:50 PM
The Purple Butterfly's Avatar Stacey
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I seriously LOATHE these drs that test for GD this early. TRUE GD will not show until the 3rd tri. If you ladies are failing the tests, it is because you have diabetes, which needs to be treated. In all honesty though, you ladies that are asked to do the test, should decline it and ask for an A1C and fasting glucose test instead. Those are the best indictors (other than using a glucose monitor at home) of whether you have GD or diabetes. There are MANY false + with those stupid drink tests.

Stacey, wife to Allan & Mom to:
Anastasia (13)- C/S 8lbs 7oz, 20.5"
Noah (11)- C/S 8lbs 12oz, 19"
Oliver (5)- VBA2C 7lbs 3oz, 19.5"

Baby Grayson born sleeping at 39w pg due to thrombophelia;
Protein S and Protein C deficient, Factor V Leiden , & MTHFR
(10/16/13)- 2VBA2C 9lbs 12oz, 22"

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