I had my 6 month check up yesterday. Heartbeat and growth appear normal. All's good in the womb.
The big thing yesterday was the gestational diabetes test. I know it sounds irresponsible, but I just don't want to get it. The fact of the matter is, I didn't do it the first time and I don't want to do it now. Apparently there are no symptoms, so if I have it I won't know until it's "too late!". Of course, the doctor listed off a laundry list of seriously scary complications that could arise from untreated gestational diabetes in an attempt to cajole me into the lab.
If it turns out I am afflicted, how would I go about treating this horrible metabolic disorder?
I WOULD NEED TO EAT THE SAME STUFF I SHOULD BE EATING ANYWAY!
My diet is far from perfect, but it's about as close to good as I will ever hope to get. I doubt that a scary diagnosis will make me any more or less likely to pound down some Rice Dream Mud Slide (my favorite treat!). So, even if I did take this test, the outcome would hardly have an effect on my daily food selection.
I have two more weeks to decide whether or not to take the test.