So a few weeks ago I did a glucose tolerance test. Standard for all pregnant women nowadays I've been told... Mine came back with a higher glucose level than the doctors would like.. so I need to go back. I need to fast for 12 hours (that's a bit cruel to do to a pregnant lady don't you think?) and get blood taken as a baseline, and then drink sugary crap even worse than last time.. sit around for a few hours, and then get more blood taken.. and this time, if it's still high, then I've got gestational diabetes.
I was also told that stress can increase the risks of all sorts of things during pregnancy, and the doctor that comes in from the hospital for all of my appointments, suggested that I go on my maternity leave even earlier than I had anticipated.
I'm just incredibly scared.. I don't want to be diabetic... during, or after pregnancy. I feel like my body just isn't cut out for this. the world is punishing me for wanting a baby :(