First bloodwork--how did you survive the fasting?

Okay, so I'm going in early tomorrow morning to get my prenatal bloodwork done along with a glucose test, which means fasting tonight until after the blood is drawn tomorrow.  I'm a bit nervous about this--not because of the testing, but because of the not eating thing.  I am hungry as soon as I get up, sometimes before then.  Any tips on how to deal with it?  Obviously I can't eat or drink anything, and I'm going to try to get there as soon as they open.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm
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Christina - Is this a special glucose test or just the standard one that they do? I didn't have to fast before my glucose screening, which is the reason that I ask. 


I would just do what you are planning to do - get there first thing in the morning and also take a snack with you - granola bar or fruit or something for immediately afterward. (Like in the car!) Are you allowed to drink water? That may also give you some tummy fullness, which could help a tiny bit, as well. Good luck! 

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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Great tips from Debbie!


And same thing here, I didn't have to fast before my first bloodwork, in which included the glucose screening. In Qc, fasting is only for the glucose test with the juice (which I'm doing in a couple weeks...ikkk).

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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Well, I had to do the screening with the orange stuff, which why I'm guessing they wanted me to fast...that's some nasty stuff!
Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:58 am
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They made me fast too, fingers crossed you only have to take the one hour!
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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They only made me do the one hour, so it wasn't too bad, and it actually helped with the hunger (a little bit).

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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