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Hi I'm Amber, we are planning our first home birth 6th baby.
How was your glucose test done if you took one?
I've been seeing midwives in a hospital and now I'm switching to a home birth midwife. My hospital midwives wanted me to take a GTT at 16 weeks but I declined so they wanted some sugars at home for a couple of weeks. I took a trial test at home (done by me to check where I'm at) no asked for it but aftera protien lunch I waited two hours and then ate 80g of M&Ms (to equal 50g of sugar like the glucola) per-M&Ms blood sugar was 74, 1 hour after it was 112, and two hours after it was 84. So my thinking is most likely I don't have GD I will be doing a simialar test after a protien breakfast tomorrow with 10oz of purple grape juice to check again but have any of you done the glucose test with grape juice or something simialar?
I didn't do any test this time - my eating habits are way different now than they used to be though. I only eat whole foods and practically no outside sugars. (No juice either). My midwife never even asked about it but she was checking my urine so I assume if there was some sign she would have mentioned it. Honestly I think all these tests can cause more stress/damage. If there is an indication that something is amiss then go ahead and test - but all this pre-emptive testing, I think, is reinforcing the mental state of pregnancy being an illness that must be controlled and fixed.Haha - this is one of my soap box topics!Bottom line is that each woman has the right to choose what feels right to her - if testing for certain things eases your mind then definitely do it!