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    Hi ladies!
    I was wondering if anyone here has done a glucose challenge test (the 2 hour one) earlier than the normal 28 weeks?

    I am at 5 weeks today and my doctor has suggested (read: demanded) that I do one next week. I am exactly the same weight I was when I conceived my daughter, I did not get GD then, and the only risk factor I have is my weight. I understand that she is doing her best to look out for me... but I was wondering if this was standard? I just had it at 28 weeks last time.

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    For my first I just had the standard one at 28 weeks (didn't have GD). For my second anfd third I had the 28 week one but was also required to do one at 12 weeks (never had GD). With current belly bub I just had to do the 28 week one.

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    The androcroncronigist I saw said it's now standard policy to test anyone with risk factors early. As I've had it before, if I were to have another pregnancy they'd want me to the test early.

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    I got GD with ds2 so when I got pregnant again with the now 16month old twins I asked my doctor I I needed to do the glucose test earlier because I got GD with my second and I was pregnant with twins she said no there is no point as GD is not visible till 28 weeks anyways. I ended up having the test only at 28 weeks and ended with a diet controlled GD.

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    Yes I had mine at 9 weeks. Unfortunetly I was diagnosed with GD I was sent because I was a little overweight. I didnt have GD with my 2 previous preganancies and I wasnt sent for the test until 28 weeks.

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    With DS1 I did it at 14 weeks and I had it. With DS2 I did it at 8 weeks didn't have it had another one at 26ish weeks and I did. This time around I did one at 5 weeks (accidental as I didn't realise i was pregnant! ) and then one at 20 weeks and I have it again.

    I'm not sure why they are wanting you to test so early when your only risk factor is being over weight?? I have lots of risk factors especially having had GD twice before!

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    I didn't think gd didn't start developing till at least 20w

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    I had one before 12 weeks due to my high bmi

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    When I had my first two I only needed to do one at 28 weeks.
    Now apparently it's changed and anyone with a high risk background (pretty much 90%) of people according to my midwife according to their new measure, has to have 2 done. One earlier and one at 28 weeks.
    3 hour test, 3 blood tests and one drink.

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    I'm preg with my 1st and did one at 12 weeks as I've got high risk factors. I didn't have it yet.

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