Look I have a really important question that I haven't had the chance to ask my Midwife.
I'm 22weeks and 5 days pregnant; so I know the Gestational Diabetes test is coming up soon, and ever since I heard what it involves I have been dreading it. Not because of the nasty taste or the needles, but because of the fasting beforehand.
I have a condition called Vasovacal Syncope , which is where I have a fainting spell after/during/ a regular blood test. It will only happen if I do not eat atleast a regular sized meal atleast an hour before the needle. I can't control it in any way other than that; the last time it happened I was 10 weeks along; I fainted because I wasn't told I was having a blood test because it was just a regular sugar level routine thing they do over in Westmead Hospital for your first visit; I skipped breakfast (Naughty, I know), and they wouldnt allow me to lay down.
So it was all done and I fainted, vomited all over the floor, had a little accident and continued vomiting throughout the day.
Now with the upcoming glucose test I understand that there is not only one, but two blood tests. I'm scared that after the first one I will just go completely sick and not be able to even keep the drink down let alone sit there for an hour and wait to faint all over again.
Because of this, I'm wondering if I can pass on the test? I think it will do me more harm than good as I am pretty sure I am not at risk of having GD. I've been eating very healthy, I'm young, and I'm not overweight. I know that doesnt eliminate my chances completely but I'm really not sure how it's going to go.