Quoting Supafly★:" And the glucose test? Pretty important if you want to rule out GD which can be very dangerous to mother ... [snip!] ... not detected. Ultrasounds and blood tests can warn about potential problems that can be fixed right at birth, like Jas said. "
Quoting Michael Westen:" Yeah I knew I didn't have GD. Lol. There was absolutely no way I had it. And even if I did, I ate healthy anyway."
Quoting Supafly★:" I knew I wouldn't get it either because my blood sugar is really low. But if a woman doesn't know her ... [snip!] ... background, it could be disastrous for herself and her baby. Most women don't. And anything could go wrong at any time. "
Quoting Michael Westen:" I'm kind of a different case. I know my body very well. Also usually GD babies are huge. I didn't ... [snip!] ... yes, I think they should seek prenatal care. For an informed woman, I don't think there is anything wrong with self care."
Quoting Jas ♥:" Ehh, that's subjective. I believe that they are necessary. So are lab tests."
Quoting khigh:" Guess what? I didn't get prenatal care at all in any form until 20 weeks because that's when I found ... [snip!] ... test does me no good. My doc made me drink a ton of kool aid before I went so I wouldn't alarm the people on my 3 hour test!"
Quoting Supafly★:" My midwife looked at the results of my glucose test and went . I told her I'm hypoglycemic But I guess she like, didn't believe me lol. "
Quoting khigh:" Mine is always in the low 60s and if I don't have something with sugar in it at breakfast time, I faint halfway through the morning! "
Quoting Nymphadora:" I've been on a hiatus and have slowly been re-entering baby-gaga life, so here is my first D&D. ... [snip!] ... the mother had sought prenatal care, the pregnancy would have ended in an abortion due to abnormalities in the fetus? D&D"
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" I really don't see why people care about how many ultrasounds etc other people have. I had 4 ultrasounds ... [snip!] ... psychologists, and lactation consultants. And you know what none of these things actually caused any harm to come to my son."So what? I went to all mine too. That isn't the point. You may say they didn't harm your son...but how did they help?
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" So what? I went to all mine too. That ... [snip!] ... and new born care. I got help preparing and understanding the importance of breastfeeding. In my eyes this helped a great deal"