View Full Version : When is the GD test usually?

06-29-2010, 02:43 PM
I have an OB appointment at 22 1/2 weeks, but it's just a check up, not a GD test. A coworker said they are doing hers at 23. Am wondering if I should call and see if I can do the test while I am there, or if it's OK to wait another 4 weeks?

06-29-2010, 02:45 PM
Usually 26-28 weeks, unless you have a history of problems. My friend who usually fails her 1 hour test had to take one at 22 or 23 weeks.

06-29-2010, 02:53 PM
With DD1 my GD test was at 28 weeks. We're doing the test at 24 weeks this time because of my "aggressive weight gain" (10lbs in 4 weeks). Whatever to my doctor, but for you, waiting 4 weeks should probably be fine! :)

06-29-2010, 02:58 PM
Liz, my first pregnancy I gained 11 lbs in 4 weeks (between 18-22). Didn't have GD, just a craving for pizza!!

Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be fine to go 4 weeks after the regular check up.

06-29-2010, 03:40 PM
My OB tested me at 18 weeks, but I was 44 so at higher risk for GD. And good thing too, bc I was already having trouble controlling my blood sugar even that early in the pregnancy.

06-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Liz, my first pregnancy I gained 11 lbs in 4 weeks (between 18-22). Didn't have GD, just a craving for pizza!!

LOL, thanks, I'm not that worried about it. I had a similar weight jump with DD1 (14lbs in 4 weeks, 25lb gain total), I guess the doc just doesn't remember!

Pizza not so much, but milkshakes are my weakness ;)

06-29-2010, 06:29 PM
some clinics do two of them, one at about 23 weeks and another at 28-30 weeks. With both of my pregnancies we only had one between 28-30 weeks.

With both pregnancies in the last month of the first trimester I gained 10lbs; that was the most weight I gained in a 4 week time period. With DD1 I gained 37lbs (so about a 1lb a week; which my NP with DD1 said was fine), and then with DD2 since I weighed more when I got pregnant (hadn't lost all of the weight from the pregnancy we lost the previous April) I gained somewhere right around 25lbs.

I didn't have GD with either pregnancy.