Man-oh-man, did I ever screw this up! You know when someone says to get a test done in a few weeks, well, those weeks have come and gone and I didn't get around to getting the testing done.
From what I understood when I was first given the blood req forms, was that I had to have blood work done to confirm my blood type for my WinRo shot. And I had to have the Gestational Diabetes Test done at the Perinatal Clinic a week after that, or a week after the WinRo blood work, I forget exactly.
I go yesterday before my pre-natal appointment to get the blood work done at the lab in the clinic I am already in. I decide to look at my form...it states on it "Nothing to eat, drink, smoke or chew 3 hours before." Okay so, skip that test for today.
I see my doctor, she asks me about it, and I tell her that I don't really understand what I am suppose to do. She then tells me to do a 3 hour fast and get blood work, and they then I will be called to be informed as to where and when I go next to drink the orange crap.
So, this morning, I fast and go to the clinic again, the girl at the counter states that I have to wait an hour there after drinking the orange crap. WTF??? I thought I was only getting blood work done first?
I run upstairs to my pre-natal clinic to get the booking girl to explain it all to me. Again, I am now on a 3rd explanation and it is different from the first one SHE gave me, the doctor and the lab girl. I have since called the DynaLife Lab people to make an appointment, and I can't get in anywhere by appointment at 7am. I do still have to make it to work at 8:30am. I can go as a walk in, but "apparently" they need to prepare the drink.
I am thinking maybe I will just skip the testing. I am not sure I can though as I also have to have blood work done to test for syphilis. Which I guess is routine testing done 3 times throughout your pregnancy. It just doesn't seem to be able to work out for me time wise. That or I am too lazy really! And just annoyed and irritated!!!
And I also hear that this test is brutal, being made to chug this orange crap in seconds, and then sit there with a full bladder for 1 hour.
Can I skip the testing though?? Do I have to have it? I have opted out of other tests and medical care which was recommended I get. Chances are I do not have GD as I get my sugar tested through my urine at every appointment right? I am not overweight, etc etc etc. However, my mom is diabetic and my older sister had GD with her last pregnancy. So, does that mean I am at a higher risk of having it???
I did find one place that opens tomorrow morning at 7:30, and I might have to a wait about 15 mins to actually get in, so if I do have to wait, then I will be late for work. Actually, I will be late regardless as I have to sit there for 1 hour, and then get to work, luckily it's only a couple blocks away!
- Bond Girl
- Alberta, Canada
- What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.