A couple questions

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A couple questions
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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:27pm
Ok, so I wondered a few things, I only see a MFM, not an OB unless my MFM is out. But he does not deliver babies. My insurance is annoying. He said there are 14 docs who rotate being on call and every patient gets the on call doc. Is it weird that I only see a MFM?

Also, in all my books it says they should be checking my urine at appts, but mine never has. I asked for a test cause I had some burning and go for that tomorrow, but they do not check it at my appts, is that strange?

Also, I have my glucose test next Friday, totally freaking out. But my test is at 5pm. The doc said go to the lab get the drink, then come see him and go back to the lab after my appt to get blood drawn. Now I'm. Worried about what to eat that day, any suggestions? My coworker said no fruit, carbs,etc, but what I left? I don't eat a lot of meat and need breakfast and lunch before this test. Thanks everyone!!!!

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Registered: 08-11-2009
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:16pm

Yeah, I think it's weird that you only see a MFM. An OB will be the one to deliver your baby, so usually the OB does your routine prenatal care. I've never heard of this before...

They should check your urine at every regular checkup visit. Maybe your doctor doesn't because he's a MFM instead of an OB? Weird...

I would call the doctor's office about what to eat the day of the glucose test. My doctor's office always schedules them first thing in the morning because they have you fast before the test. You should definitely ask them if you should fast for any length of time before the test.

I'm very curious to hear if anyone else has heard of these things - I'm only familiar with the way they do them in the practice that I go to. Good questions!

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:20pm
Thanks I thought it was all weird
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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:23pm
I have no idea about the MFM. I tried to get in to a MFM, but they said I wasn't high risk enough.

They check my urine at every appt, and have with my other 2 kids as well. So, yeah I think that's slightly odd. I think they check for protein and sugar, and also bacteria.

Can you eat eggs in the morning? And maybe a wrap for lunch with carrots or celery? You don't have to be completely void of carbs, but I would try to avoid sugar. And maybe don't eat anything for 2 or 3 hours before your test. Then again, some people eat whatever they please and pass easily. I never failed a 1 hour GD test before this time. And, from what the tech and my doc have said, I believe it was because I ate a whole bowl of very sugary ice cream right before bed. They said that our blood gets more saturated overnight. And my test was first thing. I didn't eat or drink even water before I went. So my blood was probably just saturated with what I'd eaten the night before.

Sorry! That got long!
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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:46pm
I see both an mfm and an ob. I have my glucose test around noon next Friday and they said to eat nothing for the two hours before.

I would definitely be concerned about not having your urine tested, but my mfm doesn't test it either, my ob does.


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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 11:18pm
Thx ladies
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:14am
Def wierd your not seeing an ob.. With my my ob is the one that referred me to mfm but i still see both.. Both check my urine.. Id def bring up both to ur mfm..

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 4:43am
Prior to coming to my current dr, I never had my urine tested (for the first 18 weeks of my pg...it may have been once but it certainly wasn't each appt.) My sister asked me if I had it checked and when I told her I hadn't she thought it was weird...me not knowing any better had no idea that was even part of a regular pregnancy checkup! When I moved and got to a new dr (the practice is a combination of MFM/Ob) they checked my urine every other week. I last had it checked in the first week of my hospital stay so I imagine I'll have it checked again soon. (And thanks to your post, I'll ask about it tomorrow!)
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 7:52am

I have heard that your blood should be drawn as close to 1 hour as possible after drinking the drink. Will you have enough time to see your doc in between drinking and blood draw? Thought I'd throw that out there, and please correct me if I have heard this incorrectly. I have not done a glucose tolerance test yet.

Some MFMs do deliver, but I think most don't. I wonder if your MFM is thinking that you are also seeing an OB and the OB is checking the urine so the MFM is not, not realizing that you usually don't see the OB. Worth mentioning, that's for sure.


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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 8:04am

Jen, when I was pg with ds my OB never checked my urine either and I thought that was wierd but never said anything. I ended up seeing

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 9:49am

Jen - I'm not sure about the first question.

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