Looks like I will be delivering before 37 weeks ...
I took my 1 hour glucose test on Monday, I failed that test. They also sent me home with a 24 urine test to test for preE. I done the 24 hour urine test and brought it back on Tuesday then had my blood drawn. I then came in on Wed for my 3 hour glucose test ...
Long story, short ... I am borderline for Gestational Diabetes and I have preeclampsia. So they are going to begin weekly monitoring, weekly urine tests and weekly bloodwork. My doctor has already informed me that we will not be letting me go past 37 weeks pregnant with this baby.
PreE can be very serious, so that alone is a little scary. My doctor wants me on bedrest as much as possible. I have a doctor appointment on Monday. I will then be sent home with another 24 hour urine test. I will return that on Tuesday and have my bloodwork drawn. I then should find out if my protein levels have went up or not.
My doctor did inform me that if my protein levels go up then she may have to hospitalize me and/or deliver her before 37 weeks. So right now we are playing it by ear. Our goal is to keep her in until 37 weeks but, no longer.
But ... with this one they are a bit different. I am borderline with the GD. So I am monitoring my glucose starting this weekend. But I have preeclampsia which I have never had before. She said it was not really beneficial for her to leave her in past 37 weeks for her or for me. She said in fact ... it is actually more dangerous. So I am happy to know that I am in good hands with my doctor and they will be monitoring me on a weekly basis. I may have to start having two appointments a week.
So it looks like I have less than 8 weeks to go!
Did you have to see a dietitian or did they just tell you what to eat/not eat?
As for the 24 hour urine test. Yeah, it sucks. The worse part is keeping the urine cool and having to take it back in the next day seeing that I live 30-40 min from my doctor. But ... I am actually glad they are having me do it to keep an eye on my proteins. I will be doing this atleast once a week from now until I deliver.