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July 6th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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So I am now 20 weeks (yeah! It has been a rough pregnancy for me). I have been seeing my doctor every two weeks due to hematoma and bed rest and have been able to at least peek each time on u/s machine--which is very reassuring.

However, when I asked him when I would get the GD test, I was told 26-28 weeks. I thought we "older" women were tested earlier? I have several women that I communicate with on another board that have been tested early--one even at 12 weeks.

Should I push for it? Or are they looking at other factors, so I shouldn't worry?

Have you been tested yet? How many weeks were you?

44 yr. old mother to 5 girls and 3 boys

Expecting twins! EDD 11/11
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July 10th, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Women are tested earlier depending on their own individual risk factors...family/personal history of diab, previous GD, etc... But 26-28w is standard. I was tested at 27w this time and right around the same last time.

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July 11th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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I think I had my test around 20 weeks or so...can't remember.

Hang in there...and congrats on the half way mark

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July 11th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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26 is standard unless hx of IR; I had gd dx at 26wks with DS1 and this time they just called me gd without testing and I started treatment at 5 weeks; not sure if its age dependent or not

Lucky mother to five!

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July 14th, 2011, 01:14 PM
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I think they will test me around 25 weeks or so. My next appointment is on Monday so I am sure they will mention it then.

Pregnancy Loss April 2009, September 2010
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After 2.5 years TTC with 4 losses our Family was given the gift of Miss Scarlett
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July 18th, 2011, 07:46 PM
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I'm getting the 1 hour screening done tomorrow, at 27.4 weeks. The only reason I know for doing it earlier is a past history of GD in pregnancy, or a strong family history of diabetes.
Mom of 3 awesome girls

Lucia Jane, born 10.9.11

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