Jump to content

gestational diabetes test
is there other options?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 dessy123

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

i have very recently found out that i am expecting my 3rd. I remember the last time i had the gd test it made me incredibly sick it was something i never ever want to experience again. Is there any other option ? I obviously dont want to put the baby at risk but i would probably end up with a panic attack if i was made to drink that stuff again...

#2 whisk_

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

I had mine today and the test was aborted when I was sick in the middle of it, so I'd love to know the answer to this as well. I'm going to speak to my ob about it this week, but would be glad to hear from anyone in the meantime!

#3 Natttmumm

Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Maybe try and give it a go. I was really sick with my first pregnancy and second and I was dreading it this time around. I was actually ok. It wasnt great but I wasnt sick and only felt a bit off.

Maybe try and give it a go. I was really sick with my first pregnancy and second and I was dreading it this time around. I was actually ok. It wasnt great but I wasnt sick and only felt a bit off.

#4 spear_maiden

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

HI there

I was really NOT looking forward to doing the GD testing this preg, as like you, in first preg the test made me quite ill for the duration and felt like crap a day or two after.  During first preg, I had to do both the short test and the long test (was sick from both, but funnily enough no GD for me).  It was going to be my solution this preg, to request that I just skip the first notoriously unreliable test and go straight for the long 2-3 hr one - you know, torture myself just the once.  Turns out, the procedure now is to do just that for everyone due to the unreliability of the first test.  

I went in last week to do the GTT test, and was pleasantly surprised/relieved to find that the little green drink was not part of the test.  Rather I was to drink 750ml of Lucozade as the glucose drink.  OMG sooo much better.  I was not sick at all, no heart palpitations, dizziness, headaches, etc.  When I commented, yay no green drink, the nurse actually said to me 'Well, here we prefer if you ladies are able to keep the drink down and do the test rather than making you sick and testing you again and again" lol.

So maybe you can check who you've booked in with, what you will be drinking and find a place that uses lucozade.  Also, the test is not compulsory so you could research not doing it, if you have discussed this with your Dr and you don't have any risk factors for GD.  For me personally, this was not an option I would/could consider.  

Good luck.

#5 dessy123

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for the replies  original.gif good to know about the new  drink there's a history of diabetes in my family so I would be very silly not to get it done. Definitely something to look into cool.gif

#6 dessy123

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Thanks for the replies  original.gif good to know about the new  drink there's a history of diabetes in my family so I would be very silly not to get it done. Definitely something to look into cool.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.