(Closed) failed glucose screen

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I failed my 1-hr, too.  The 3-hr for me involved a baseline blood draw, drinking the now twice-as-sweet drink, then a blood draw every hour for the next 3 hrs.  Again, I’d bring water (they let me sip while waiting) and some sort of non-sweet snack for as soon as you leave the office.  Baby was very active during the 3 hours.  🙂  I have no good tips for how to prepare but I did pass the 3-hr.  Good luck!

Post # 4
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Not passing the 1-hr isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  My OB told me when I did my 1-hr glucose screen that she fails most women because she doesn’t want to take chances.  I haven’t heard back yet for my 1-hr but I have an appt next Wednesday and I’l hear then.  Many people that fail the 1-hr can and will still pass the 3-hr.

As the PP said, my understanding of the 3-hr is that the drink is extra extra sweet and you do the baseline blood draw and another blood draw every hour after that.  They should alternate which arm they take the blood from each time.  Good luck!

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