Here are the instructions to prepare for this test:
- YOU ARE TO DO A CARB LOAD FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR TEST YOU ARE TO ADD TO YOUR DIET, 3 CANDY BARS OR 6 SLICES OF BREAD FOR 3 DAYS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO CANDY ALL 3 DAYS OR BREAD ALL 3 DAYS YOU MAY.
- YOU ARE TO HAVE NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TEST. YOU ARE NOT TO HAVE ANY WATER AFTER MIDNIGHT IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT, THE TEST WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
- PLEASE SIGN BELOW THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND FAX BACK TO THE OFFICE.
Yes. I have to eat 3 candy bars or half a dozen piece of bread EXTRA for the next 3 days...
Then nothing by mouth after midnight -- not even water.
When I go in for the test they will give me a sugary drink.
They will then draw my blood every hour for three hours.
Then I will finally be able to DRINK WATER and have some breakfast.
I will find out next week if I truly have Gestational Diabetes.
This is happening on Friday.
Also on Friday we go back in for our third Ultrasound with the Fetal Specialists.
This is the thrid attempt to see if the baby has a neural tube defect. There is one view they just cannot seem to get because the baby's head is not in a good spot to image.
I'll let you know more when I do!