The pregnancy glucose test, otherwise known as the disgusting orange drink of doom, is something literally no expectant mom looks forward to. It’s unavoidable, but as you enter your third trimester it will very much become part of your pregnant reality. Fortunately, it’s not an experience that needs to be shrouded in mystery, unless you want to remain blissfully unaware. So if you’re feeling a little nervous about your test, I offer you the things I wish I’d known about the pregnancy glucose test, before I actually experienced it.
I’ve been pregnant three times, but I’ve only reached the 28-week mark with two of them, so I’ve had two glucose tests. Having been through it before made the second time a lot easier, but honestly, what surprised me most was how much things changed over the three years between them. With my daughter, I remember that I couldn’t eat or drink anything and had to show up at the clinic first thing in the morning. It seemed like it took forever. This go around was quicker, and there was literally zero required of me…
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