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March 10th, 2014, 03:17 PM
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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?
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March 10th, 2014, 07:55 PM
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First Welcome to the board! Its great to have a new face around here!

With my first hb we did a breakfast. 2 eggs, 2 pieces of toast, 8oz milk and 8oz OJ. My 2nd homebirth we just did some base sugars and watched my urine.
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March 11th, 2014, 02:28 AM
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We just watch my urine, I've never done the tests w/ any of the pregnancies. A lot of women do what you're doing though and eat something (it varies with each person) and then do the test
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March 11th, 2014, 12:28 PM
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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!
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