5th Prenatal Appointment

On Thursday I had another prenatal doctor’s appointment. He went over the results of my ultrasound and the Gestational Diabetes Screening (GDS). Everything is still looking good. The baby was head down at the ultrasound. But I do worry that it may have changed since then. Either that day or the day after the baby did a lot of big movements and I swear he is in another position now. I think I get one more ultrasound later in the pregnancy and really hope that he is still head down.

I also passed my GDS which was a relief. But he said that my Iron levels were a little low and told me to start taking some supplements.

Gestational Diabetes Screen (GDS)

Today I had to have my GDS. To prepare I was told I had to fast for three hours beforehand and no junk food. I usually have a bagel and orange juice for breakfast but I was worried about the amount of sugar in them. So instead I had an egg and cheese on an english muffin and some water.

I also needed to have a urine sample taken, so I did that first. Then for the GDS you have to drink an orange sugar drink. Next you have to wait one hour before they take your blood. I was given a timer so we both knew when the hour was up and sent back to the waiting room.

I felt fine after the drink but about 8 minutes until my hour was up I felt like I was going to faint. I hate that feeling. I mentioned it to the girl before she took my blood and she said it was normal because the sugar peaks about one hour after you drink it.

They took two vials of blood and I was free to go. I felt fine for the rest of the day. Now I have to wait for my doctor’s appointment on Thursday for the results. This is the test I’m most nervous for so I really hope I passed. I would hate to need to take the longer test.

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