I felt like all my hard work was thrown out the window yesterday when I went for my Glucose test.
I'm not really a research kind of person. Some moms-to-be spend every waking moment pouring over material concerning the many aspects of pregnancy and the decisions needing to be made. I am NOT one of these moms. I tend to inform myself on subjects as they come up. So when it came to my glucose test, I was told I needed to get blood drawn one week before my next appointment (the blood work is outsourced to Labcorp). I didn't think anything of this, figured I'd show up, they'd take blood, and I'd be out of there.
You'd think my Midwife would have said something about this taking over an hour to complete, not to mention the poisonous, orange Glucose drink I'd have to chug down at the Lab.
That orange drink is filled with JUNK!
|Water (non-carbonated) |
D-Glucose (source corn)
Citric acid anhydrous
Yellow dye #6 Total: 50 g glucose
I read the label and explained to the technician I wasn't comfortable drinking it, I was told I had NO CHOICE! Then the shock came that I would have to sit in the waiting room for an hour before they could draw blood. This is so silly...
Next time I plan on insisting on an alternative such as Cranberry Juice instead of these toxins they forced on me. This Glucose concoction had me shaky all day, caused a stomach ache, and kept me awake late into the night. For a body that is avoiding most of these ingredients it really took it's toll.
So talk to your OBG when they mention the Glucose Test. See if you can take an alternative. Ask if you can drink it at home and not wait for an hour at the lab. It's your body and your time. No one should be dictating to you how things should be done.