Post # 1
I feel like such a failure and a bad Mom. I know it’s totally irrational. I had my one hour glucose screen yesterday with my prenatal appointment. I was feeling so great because I’d only gained 17 lbs, my fundus measured “perfectly” and the baby’s heartbeat was so loud and strong. Then, I got the call today that I had failed the screening test and now I have to do the longer version. I was so upset and disappointed. I feel like it’s my fault for not exercising, for not watching what I eat more, for gaining too much weight? I just wanted to cry, and so I did. Then I felt silly. Anyone else fail their glucose screening test?
Post # 3
Oh, I’m so sorry!! I haven’t gotten that far yet, but your reaction sounds 100% normal. I’m pretty sure that a few bees failed their 1 hour test but passed the longer one. So, it’s probably still going to be fine. Don’t beat yourself up.
Post # 4
Oh honey. I failed the screening test by a lot. The cut-off at my clinic is 125, my number came in at 160. And I have a healthier diet now than before I was pregnant. You’re not a bad mom at all, some people just can’t process sugar normally when they’re pregnant. And a lot of women fail the screening and most pass the 3-hr test (even with my numbers I passed the 3-hr with flying colors!)
And you’re probably what, around 28-30 weeks? 17 pounds is a perfect weight gain!
Good luck on your 3-hr!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t worry just yet. I failed the first 1 hour. They had me retry by fasting for 12 hours and doing the 1 hour again. I passed that time.
If you do fail the 3 hour one. GD is actually quite common and nothing to be ashamed of. Most of the time you will just have to monitor what you eat.
Post # 6
I didn’t fail my one hour, but I just wanted to tell you that you’re not a failure, and you’re not a bad mom. There’s reasons we have these tests, and so now you know that you just might need to adjust things a little. It’s not the end of the world, and a lot of people fail their one hour and then pass the three hour. Try not to beat yourself up over this.
Post # 7
Yes, I failed my one hour but then passed the 3 hour. I was convinced I wouldn’t pass but I did. Know that there is not much you can do about whether you pass or don’t pass and it’s really moreso about how our bodies deal with being pregnant. Good luck!
Post # 8
i failed the one hour and passed the 3 with flying colors. Don’t beat yourself up yet.
Post # 9
Don’t beat yourself up, you’re nto a bad mom!
That being said…I have no idea what that test is and now I’m scared. I have my first real appointment on Monday. Adding this to the list of questions to ask!
Post # 10
Please don’t feel like a failure! Plenty of people take awful care of themselves and don’t get GD, and others are super healthy and still end up with it. I’m not sure how far along you are, but 17 lbs is not too much for 2nd tri! My understanding is that it’s really a body chemistry thing, and being aware of it just helps you keep it from being a problem!
I think there’s a high chance that you’ll still pass your three hour. Seems like a lot of women fail the one hour, but don’t have GD. How soon do you go back? Good luck!
Post # 11
Thanks for all the support and responses! I’m doing the 3 hour version tomorrow. I’m so worried I will fail now AND I’m not looking forward to be stuck 4 times :o( I’m thinking I should cut out all sweets and go for a walk daily, even if the 3 hour is normal.
Post # 12
@nona49: Some advice: bring a book or magazines, and have something in your car to eat immediately after…a granola bar or something. But don’t bring it in if you think you might even be a little bit tempted to eat it. There was a woman at my clinic who had a granola bar in her bag, and not long before the 3rd blood draw snuck into the bathroom to eat it. Of course they figured it out, and she had to redo the whole test.
I didn’t bring anything, but Darling Husband took me right to Wendy’s after the appointment.
Post # 14
That’s great!! Woohoo!! Now you don’t have to worry anymore. 🙂