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Old May 31st, 2012, 03:54 AM   1
mummyv21
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arrgghh i hate blood tests!


Got to have my 28 week blood test today.Dreading it, i hate them!


Anyone got any tips to make them more bearable. its not the pain , because they only sting for a second, but its the just the fact that theres a needle in my arm that i hate and makes me feel faint which cant be good for baby?

DH is coming with me so i dont have to drive after because i always feel a bit wobbly.

God , what am i going to be like in labour!?!?!



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Old May 31st, 2012, 04:03 AM   2
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bless you im the same they make me weak and shaky, get a bottle of lucozade to sip afterwards.
i have to have mine taken again today as i was anaemic when i had them done at 28 weeks :/



 
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Old May 31st, 2012, 04:03 AM   3
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Got to have my 28 week blood test today.Dreading it, i hate them!


Anyone got any tips to make them more bearable. its not the pain , because they only sting for a second, but its the just the fact that theres a needle in my arm that i hate and makes me feel faint which cant be good for baby?

DH is coming with me so i dont have to drive after because i always feel a bit wobbly.

God , what am i going to be like in labour!?!?!
I hate them too, although luckily my mil does mine as that's hee job and she uses a baby needle lol!!! What I do is let my body go floppy so as not to tense up and the breathe deeply in through my nose out through my mouth concentrating only on my breathing and then its over before you know it! xx



 
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:23 AM   4
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i dont mind them but dont watch the needle go in but once its in a can look lol. Just try looking at or reading a poster on the wall or something til its done, distraction is always good lol !



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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:45 AM   5
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I hate having blood drawn too. I have difficult veins so they rarely get it the first time. The first few times I had blood drawn this pregnancy I passed out. I've gotten better though. I always hold someone's hand. Last time my OH couldn't be there so the nurse held my hand. Don't look! My OH always let's me know when they've hit a vein and the blood starts flowing. And don't forget to breathe. Not only does it make it less painful, it keeps you from passing out.



 
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Old May 31st, 2012, 06:23 AM   6
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I hate it too! Makes me feel faint. I always ask for a place to lie down while they take my blood, never look at what they are doing and make sure all needles and blood are out of the room before I get up and I take deep breathes during the blood taking.
Good luck to you today!



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