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Good glucose screening result!

Postby kaxy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:05 am

by kaxy (98 Posts), Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:05 am

EE! I am so happy about my 1-hour glucose screener. My level was 87. My OB wanted me to take the test early, at 16w, since with both of my other pregnancies my result was high 130s to low 140s (had to do the 3-hour test with my firstborn, and the results were bizarre but I passed).

I have no idea if I'll have to take the test again closer to the normal test date. But still, I'm really encouraged. Maybe this is an early indication that my body is doing pregnancy right this time? I'll still be on the pre-e lookout of course.

Maybe this one will be pre-e free!
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.
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Re: Good glucose screening result!

Postby angieb » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 am

Great number!

That said, they ABSOLUTELY should have you do another test, ask for it if they don't, since gestational diabetes can develop anytime and most commonly develops between 24ish-30ish wks, if I remember correctly from my gestational diabetes class. (I had it in my 2nd prg but not the 3rd, in the 3rd they tested me about 12ish wks and then 27ish wks.) The test stinks, I know, but having undiagnosed gestational diabetes would not be good.

Hope the rest of your pregnancy continues going smoothly!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/
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Re: Good glucose screening result!

Postby kaxy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:27 am

by kaxy (98 Posts), Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:27 am

I figured there would probably be another, but I forgot to ask the doc. I hope the next one is as good as the first! and I'm glad that my OB's office gives you the drink ahead of time, so you drink it on your own at home and then come in for a blood draw. Saves time! I appreciate that :)
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.
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Re: Good glucose screening result!

Postby sam10 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 01:01 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Fri Apr 26, 2013 01:01 pm

:-)
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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