We had our first hypnobirthing class last night, I loved it! I'm so looking forward to the rest of them and am getting really excited now - I love the focus on it (the birth) being a really positive experience. We have our hospital ones too starting at the beginning of Feb. I also have my GTT on Friday - congrats to those that have passed! How was it? What can I expect? I don't know...
The 1 hour test wasn't bad at all. My appointment was at 1pm and the doctor said to eat/drink like normal (just nothing too sugary). I made the mistake of eating right before my appointment instead of 2-3 hours before. The drink itself was fruit punch and tasted like the red Gatorade. I didn't feel sick afterwards. I had my regular appointment while I waited, after which they drew my blood and sent me on my way. Pretty painless! I failed, but knowing what I know now I would've eaten 2-3 hours before my appointment instead of 5 mins before. I did feel sick during the 3 hr test but sleeping through the first hour really helped and I was able to pass. Good luck!
GTT test is a bit rubbish, in so far as I felt really quite sick (they also saw me an hour late) and the drink is disgustingl, although the bloke who gave it to me said most people like it. Nearly had a heart attack today when midwife told me I had GD and then told me all the things I had to do and what could go wrong. Then she expressed surprise no one had rung me, so she rang them and I DON'T HAVE IT, not even close, levels were if anything on the low side of normal. Really not impressed with that.
Had first NCT ante-natal class earlier in the week. It was quite good fun and it was nice to meet other mums to be and their partners.
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