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Glucose Test at 17 Weeks???

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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Ok some background. This is my first baby. I'm 23 years old 5'4" about 120lbs before I got pregnant and I've gained 5lbs so far.

I went to my OB a few days ago and he wants me to go do m GD test on Wed I'll be 17 weeks 1 day. From everything that I have read that seems really early? Has anyone else had the test done that early and should I be worried because my OB ordered it at only 17 weeks. I read the "normal" time is 24-28 weeks....Please help me out...

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by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:42 PM

not sure what is " normal" but i had mine at 24 there a history in your family?  

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:50 PM

 I think on average it's done around 28 wks. I already had mine done at 21 wks because the Dr. was sooo sure I was at least 30 wks (I'm measuring 31 wks) Then after the glucose test I had an ultrasound which confirmed 21 wks!! I hope he doesn't make me take it again at 28 wks?!  I don't know why they would do yours so early. 

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by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Everything is optional~  you don't have to do this test at all.    If you do, you may request it later on in pregnancy.   Everything is up to you.   You can certainly ask 'why so early?' and see what he says.  

I gained almost and over 60 pounds with my pregnancies and was never even offered the test through all that time because it's not a significant method of determining anything.   No matter the result, I should be doing my best to be my healthiest.   ~I guess I'm just passing on that perspective.     ;-)

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by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:22 AM

This pregnancy, I took the test that early, and then again at like 28 weeks. But that was because my daughter weighed almost 10 pounds when she was born. 

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by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:25 AM

I took one at 18 weeks and am scheduled for another at 28 weeks.  I had GD ith my last pregnancy and have a strong family history of diabetes. 

by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Many doctors are catching on to this new standard. The thinking is that if they can identify women with GD earlier, things will got better for both mom and baby. My OB (a specialist and very well known in So Cal) now has his patients do the 1 hour during the first trimester and if negative, encourages them to repeat it at the usual time of 26 weeks or so. He has caught several GD women in the first trimester and was able to point them in the right direction. As more and more doctors catch on, first trimester glucose testing will become the norm. Some think 1st trimester is a bit early so are waiting til early in the second, as it appears your doctor is doing.

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by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:38 AM

that seems early! but ur doctor probably has a reason 4 it..does diabetes run in yours or daddy's family or something? maybe thats y the doc is doing it now... i go for mine on the 14th.. i'll be like..27 wks.

by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:41 AM

If you have a family history of diabetes, I can see why he would schedule it early but otherwise, that seems really early. I didn't have mine done until I was 27 weeks!

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by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 12:44 AM

I had one at 21 weeks and then the other doctor in the office did it again at 26 weeks.   I'm not sure why.  I have no risk factors and everything has been great so far.  I passed both times.  I'm not sure why they're doing it at 17 weeks, but I'm sure they'll give you another one at 24-28 weeks.  Ask your doctor about it.

by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 5:22 AM

 I had it done at 11 weeks, 15 weeks, then again at 24 weeks. They wanted me to go and do it again at 28 weeks and 32 weeks but I can't keep the orange drink down, which is why I have had to take it so many times already. But they wanted to check it because I have a family history of diabetes.

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