Pregnancy Diary June 8th: Early Glucose and Anemia Testing

June 8th, 2022

I had a 17 week appointment recently and the midwife wanted me to do an early glucose tolerance test and more extensive testing for anemia since I already had low hemoglobin. Her reasoning for both the early glucose test and extra bloodwork for anemia were due to my history.

I really didn’t like pricking my finger four times a day to test my blood sugar and avoiding carbs during my last pregnancy, so I was really hoping for a good glucose test!

Lab slip

I chugged the weird orange drink and spent an hour at the lab waiting to have my blood drawn. I was curious as to how I would feel after the test because last time I felt horrible. Like really awful! (more…)