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May 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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So I know that it will be a while till I take it but I am still wanting to know what to expect I have my appt on the first. any tips or what not?

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May 10th, 2012, 11:14 AM
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A friend of mine just took one two days ago and she said she didn't even have to fast for hers, so that may have changed this time. If it hasn't just go in in the AM, make sure that you bring something to do for an hour while you sit. Most places wont let you leave and go back.
The stuff doesn't taste bad at all, it's like super sugar orange soda. At least here it is

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May 10th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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You should expect to be bored, jittery, and ready to leave after about 15 minutes of sitting around waiting

lol. It's really just another boring test they need to do! Like ReptiMom said, you will drink the extremely sweet sugary stuff and sit around waiting for them to draw your blood after.

I would keep some snacks in your car for afterwards to try and level everything out. I was super jittery after I did mine from all the sugar and no food! Other than that, the worst part is just sitting around waiting, IMO.
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May 10th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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I'm taking mine next week - joy, the midwife thinks she is going to force me to take it twice for no reason.. I think not.

anyway, when I was pregnant with my second, I did it at my 7pm appointment, she gave me the drink a head of time, I drank it about 40 minutes before my appointment, just so I had a little buffer time incase they ran late.

then drove to my appointment. since it was late in the day, I was told to just not eat sugary stuff that day. but at 4pm I stopped eating, just to be sure.

this time, I am going first thing in the morning, and the midwife ordered it to be supervised - I guess because she thinks I won't actually drink it - whatever. so I have to sit there for the hour. Dh is going to drop me off then go get breakfast with the boys then bring something back for me for afterwards.

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May 10th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Yeah, the 1-hour test is a breeze compared to the 3-hour. I didn't even have to fast. I went in at 2 PM, drank the nasty sugar drink, sat there for an hour, and then had my finger pricked and blood tested. It's not too bad. The sugar drink will make you kind of dizzy and jittery, so drink lots of water afterwards and have a healthy snack.
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May 10th, 2012, 06:53 PM
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I am lucky that my midwife is not requiring me to take the glucose test as my risks are very very low and I didn't get it with my first 2 pregnancies either.

From what I remember for the one hour I didn't have to fast just had to drink a flat tasting glucose drink (mine was orange kinda like a flat orange pop) and then you wait an hour and get your blood drawn. From everyone I have spoken too they say if given the option go for the orange as the fruit punch taste super nasty and so does I think a grape flavour they sometimes offer. The orange isn't great but could definitely be worse.


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May 11th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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I am a little worried only because twice at my appts the nurse has asked me if I am diabetic based on sugars in my pee my aunt had gestational diabetes and I don't want it! lol

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May 11th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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My doctor is giving me the drink at my next appointment (~24 weeks). She told me to drink it about an hour before my 28 week appointment. I'll come right in, they'll stick my finger, and that'll be that. It varies at every place! My last pregnancy I had to sit and wait the hour in office. I'm glad I'm not going to have to do that this time around, especially since I'll have my three year old with me.

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May 11th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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It definitely seems to vary from one place to the other. With my first, I had to have my blood drawn, have the drink, wait an hour, and draw blood again. I wish they'd only do the finger prick!

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