Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How soon do doctors check for gestational diabetes?

My doctor tested me at 24 weeks and I was wondering if thats too early? I forget when I tested with my first pregnancy but I thought it was later.

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (9)
  • your ob gyn will check you for gestational diabetes between your 26th and 28th week of your pregnancy, i got checked for it on week 27
    jsimonds220

    Answer by jsimonds220 at 3:07 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Gosh, I lost track of my weeks. I'm somewhere between 24-28 weeks and I'm being tested next Monday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I think I had it done around 26 - 28 weeks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • All these answers are correct. That's when doctors will usually test you. I'm 27 weeks and I will be tested at my next appt.
    Court128

    Answer by Court128 at 3:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I was tested at 28 weeks.
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I haven't had it done with my pregnancies.
    But if you're having signs of complications for any reason, your doctor might be thinking about checking things earlier on.
    If you question it, just ask to see what is happening- and why.

    Have you been showing sugar in the urine?
    How did you do with your last pregnancy?

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 3:19 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • OP....No my first pregnancy was perfect and so is this one so far. They just metioned to me when I took the test last visit that it was a little early but that I could still take it. Im just worried that it was too early and what if I get gestational diabetes later and we would never know. Omg I do not want to drink that stuff again it was so grose and made me gag, do yall think I should request to be retested or do you think its fine?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • no don't get re-tested. that's my opinion :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • this time my doc had me do it at 10 weeks just to be sure. last time was 29 weeks hen i did the 3 hour.
    erika_wright

    Answer by erika_wright at 4:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.