You have already completed the 5th month of pregnancy and you are in the middle of the 6th. Your belly is quite big now and there may be times that you feel discomfort or have difficulty moving. You might also be stressed about the things you need to prepare prior to your baby’s arrival. Whatever you feel is normal. You can’t be happy all the time and having a bad mood or negative thoughts is just as ok. Talk to your partner or someone close to you about how you feel and ask for support if this is what you need.
This week, your doctor will ask you to have a test called glucose tolerance test. For this test, you will have to fast for at least 8 hours, usually overnight, and drink a very sweet drink containing glucose. You will also have to stay in the lab for 2 hours, where the technician will take three blood samples. This test will examine whether you have gestational diabetes or not. If the test results return abnormal, your gynecologist will refer you to an endocrinologist for further instructions. They may also deem it necessary to make your visits to their office more regular.