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A Mother Summarizes Her Reasons for Declining Glucose Screen

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Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy

These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.

After doing some reading about the screening and chatting with my midwife, I'm pretty sure I'm *not* going to do the test. I haven't yet discussed my decision with my doctor (whom we're seeing in case our planned homebirth doesn't go as planned), so I don't yet know what she'll say. She's pretty non-interventionist herself (had all three of her children at home), but when I protested about the sugar test, she immediately offered me a pretty reasonable "carbo" diet as an alternative (rather than going into the possibility of my not doing the test at all). I posted a similar question as yours on the "attachment parenting" group (pgap), and was surprised more people weren't turning down the test. What follows is the response I gave someone on that group who wanted to know *why* I was not wanting to do it. This may be helpful to you since my reasons are based on research, not on a fear of needles. I would welcome any response from anyone since my mind is not *entirely* made up!

The reasons I'm considering *not* doing the test are:

This Web page is referenced from another page containing related information about Gestational Diabetes


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