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June 18th, 2013, 05:47 AM
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I understand not wanting genetic testing but can anyone tell me why they'd decline GD testing or any other testing that could possibly detect something that could possibly harm the baby (such as GD)? Just curious.
Kara74, as I explained, I already monitor my sugar daily with a meter. Even if I provide them a log of the numbers, they still ask me to do the test which causes me pain for about a day and a half. I have had this test done twice in the last 3 years and each time I've failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour with the results being almost identical.

The last time, the nurse had me in tears telling me that my numbers were so high on the 1 hour that there was no way I didn't have diabetes and I should probably have worried about losing weight before getting pregnant. But guess what? I didn't according to the 3 hour. In fact, at hours 2 and 3, my sugar dropped really low and I got an optical migraine. I had to call my husband to come get me and the nurses scrounged for some crackers and candy for me.

There have been a few people who have recently suggested that the way they do the gestational diabetes test isn't the best way and that the 1 hour is so inaccurate that it should be gotten rid of. In fact, according to a 2011 study out of every 100 women without GD, 24 will get false positives and have to go in for the 3 hour. Mostly because if you're someone who eats really well, that amount of sugar can shock your body into an abnormal response triggering a false positive. I have asked for them to do an A1C test instead which shows your average blood gluclose level for the past 2-3 months and even shows what percentage of your hemoglobin is glycated (has sugar attached to it). They told me that they'd rather do the 1 hour and 3 hour and if I failed both, then they would do the A1C.
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June 18th, 2013, 06:18 AM
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How can you know you are not GBS positive?

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I do the initial bloodwork. I do the glucose test. I do the strep test, even though I know I don't have it. These are all things my midwife requires, and I trust her. I have had pregnancies with no ultrasound and a couple with~once because my appendix ruptured at seven months. I am older and am open to an ultrasound (20 wks?) this time around, but I don't want to personally know gender or any negative results.
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June 18th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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OH GOSH please forgive me for getting tests confused! I'm thinking of why they do the antibiotic eye ointment and why I feel comfortable refusing and using colostrum instead. Maybe I will be positive this time, but I've not tested positive in five pregnancies and hope that will continue.

I love y'all, but you can be nitpicky and jump on a bandwagon when ya wanna! LOL!
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June 18th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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After TTCMA for so long and having to do IVF I am over any invasive tests. I am having the NT scan and the 20 Week Anatomy test and the glucose test and that will be it.

Before you can do IVF you are pretty much tested for everything under the sun you can imagine. All the genetic stuff and everything so I already know I am negative for all of that and not a carrier.

My OBGYN told me the Anatomy scan at 20 weeks is about 80% in finding possible issues that might require a specialist for the baby at the time of delivery or detecting DS. That is good enough for me - Praying for two healthy babies!
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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June 18th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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i dont do GBS because there are TONS of factors that go in to GBS (Let me interject here to say that I am not suggesting anyone do this because I said it, but to do your own research and make your own choices) But GBS cycles every 5 or so weeks in every woman - if you get the GBS test at 37w, and you're negative, you very well could be positive by 38w, but they don't test you anyway because you've already turned up negative. and on the same front, you might turn up + but be negative by the time delivery happens.

there are several things that increase the chance of transfer - several vaginal exams (I decline any when I am in labor), having your water ruptured for more than 24 hours (and realistically most hospitals dont let you labor much beyond 24h anyway) and i personally hope to not show up to the hospital until im pushing anyway (Just like I did with Hunter)


and for GD, i take my own blood sugar all the time just for fun..it's usually in the low 90's. i eat the gestational diabetes diet for the most part anyway when I'm pregnant because it's healthier for both the mom and the baby. my midwife doesnt even routinely do it on her patients, unless theres factors increasing risk. i did it my first pregnancy and i was so miserable after drinking the drink, it took me 2 days to feel normal again
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June 18th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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But GBS cycles every 5 or so weeks in every woman - if you get the GBS test at 37w, and you're negative, you very well could be positive by 38w, but they don't test you anyway because you've already turned up negative. and on the same front, you might turn up + but be negative by the time delivery happens.
Huh. Interesting. I was unaware that it cycled.

Is it only communicable during vaginal birth? If so, why do they do this test routinely on women who are planning a repeat c-section? Any clues? Is it in case they end up delivering vaginally?
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June 18th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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it's a vaginal flora, but i think often times they test it in scheduled c-section mommas simply because it's standard to do so in pregnancy. the midwife/family dr that i see, dont do it in mommas scheduled for c-sections but as i understand most dr. do. there's very little risk, so i dont know why they do it. there might be something on this website Group B Strep International | Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy


i should also add, that i start taking garlic around 30w and i will do hibiclens while in labor, if my water breaks.
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