It's horrible stuff, but then I don't even like Lucazade.
It must have been a worry with the baby not moving, I seem to remember something similar.
We've just realised my partner can't get the morning off while I have my test so I need to rearrange it (I think chasing a toddler round the waiting room may affect the result). Am vaguely tempted to cancel as this is my 3rd pregnancy and I've never had any problems with blood sugar in pregnancy (my Mum is diabetic, hence the test) but I can't find any info on whether you should have it done every time. Does anyone know?
I'm a little bit put off as my bmi is normal and both my baby's have been less than 8lb. My Mum got type 2 diabetes when she was in her 60s but controls it with diet, it's her fault I've got to go! I will call and try to rearrange the appointment.
This is my 4th pregnancy and I have big babies so I always have the glucose test at the end of the day any test they want to do if it keeps my baby safe then I am all for it.
Dont recall being given lucozade (lucky mums that got that) just a sweet thick liquid will be having mine I assume in the next couple of weeks, I am sure my consultant will give me the forms when I see her on tues x
I would def recommend you have it Ladies even if your BMI is normal and you dont have a family history and have had normal pregnancies before.
Oliver was born weighing 10lb 5oz and my BMI was perfectly normal, no family history infact no risk factors at all which was why I was never sent for a GTT then. Upon delivering him he was born with a breathing problem apparently babes born to GD mummies can be born with lung/breathing problems and of course are likely to be of high birth weight which can be a struggle to deliver. He was whisked to neonatal unit and spent 5 days on there to control his breathing, once he came home we had endless problems trying to get him to feed because he simply behaved like someone having an asthma attack. It was a scary and frightening time for us
This pregnancy I insisted I was monitored although Olivers birth weight and my BMI now make me a risk factor anyway. I had my first GTT at 16wks which was THE worst experience of my pregnancy so far and I have struggled a fair bit with one thing or another I can tell you. This was normal but I am to have another one on the 20th of this month because I am told although normal at 16wks in the 10wks inbetween the GTT has an high percentage of changing So heres me bricking it and even getting DH to accompany me this time because I am wimping out already however I know I must brave it although its not pleasant AT ALL because I need to make sure my Little Man is ok I was told by my consultant after delivering Oliver I would struggle to deliver another baby naturally if s/he is bigger and so I def need to avoid that
Ladies please go for your GTT even though its the pits believe me I wont turn it down even though I know exactly what am letting myself in for and am not happy one iota
I have mine in a couple of weeks. I have low BMI but my dad has type 2 diabetes which is why I have to have it. I had one last time as well and I found that drinking that sugary drink having not been allowed to eat anything made me feel really spaced out and light headed. It was a good excuse for a massive fry-up once the two hours were done though!
I had low bmi and a my father has type two, I was so healthy but I ended up with gd. This time I am monitoring my levels at home at they are creeping up. I think I have it again.
Babies who have too much blood sugar can have under developed lungs and also suffer hypoglyceamic shock after birth. They can also suffer developmentally in the future and have a higher risk of learning problems.
Better to be safe than sorry. At the end of the day it is just a yukky drink and a blood test or two. Well worth it if you ask me.
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