(Closed) Throwing up during glucose test?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m pretty sure it has to start on a different day since there would be no way to know how much of the glucose got into your system.  Hopefully it won’t be that bad; I was on the verge of throwing up during the 4hr but that glucose drink is just so nasty… only the thought of having to come back again kept my gag-reflex in check!  Maybe that’s why your doc told you, so there’d be an incentive to keeping it down!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi there, I work in a lab!  When we have pregnant women vomit during this test, we usually reschedule it for a different day.  Our procedure is to draw a fasting sample, then you drink the glucola (within about 5 minutes), then we draw another sample one hour from the time you finish the drink, then again in another hour, and sometimes again in another hour.  So, if you were to get sick after drinking the glucola, our one/two/three hour samples will not accurately reflect how the sugar is metabolising in your body because, well, …it’s no longer in your body.  Instead of starting the clock over again, we suggest rescheduling so you can rest, recover, and rehydrate for the day.

Make sure you eat a good meal tonight, focus on protein, and get as well hydrated as you can stand.  Once you start the test, you can’t have any water either.

Bring a snack and a bottle of water with you so as soon as you’re finished you can grab a nibble.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Quietserenity:  I don’t think any throwing up BEFORE you drink the glucola is exclusionary, but make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  Your veins will be easier to work with if you aren’t terribly dehydrated. 

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