28 Week Visit
What to expect at your visit:
During this stage of your pregnancy we perform a test for gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar. Gestational diabetes occurs only during pregnancy. The test we preform involves drinking a very sugary drink, usually given at the previous visit, followed by having blood drawn one hour later. If this blood sugar value is above 140, you need to take an additional test that will clearly tell us if you have gestational diabetes. After this visit, the time between appointments decreases from one month to two weeks.
Uterine cramping, or "Braxton-Hicks" contractions, are very common at this stage in your pregnancy. The more times you have become pregnant, the earlier they begin and the stronger they can feel. Most women have only a few of these contractions in a single day. If you have more than six in an hour, this could be signs of pre-term labor, and you should call us.