"Miss, could you step up here," asked the seemingly nice and caring doc. "I want to test you. It's for your baby."
"Test me for what," asked the girl rather innocently.
"Dear, that's really not for you to understand. ...I want to ensure that you're sensitive and fully responsive to bee sting anti-venom."
"...Sensitive...? ...Anti...??? ...But I stay away from bees; I had my experiences when I was a silly girl; and now I keep away...no matter the honey."
"Didn't you read the literature? We told you to get 4-5 bee stings per day," the doc admonished; showing signs of impatience.
"But bee stings hurt! And worse, they make me feel bad for days. They itch; they hurt. It seemed the right thing to do to just avoid them."
"WELL HOW ARE YOU GOING TO HANDLE THEM, THEN!?"
And with that, the doc ushered her into the enclosure to get not the 4-5 stings she's recommended to get in a day, but 4-5 in the space of a few minutes, just to see how sensitive she'd be to the anti-venom; in the space of an hour.
"You didn't do too well," said the doc, conclusively. "I'm afraid we're going to have to re-run the test."
"Re-run the test!!!? ...You mean 4-5 more stings," asked the girl, pleading 'no!' by implication.
"Oh, no," replied the doc. "See, we're wondering if this was just a fluke, so here's what we're gonna do: over the next week, I want you to get stung 1-2 times per day, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and so on...for a week. Got it; understood!?"
"Yes, and then we'll see if you can handle 10 bee stings in a hour!" (he tried, but could couldn't resist letting off a tinge of excitement, at this point).
"And if I fail?" she whimpered.
"Oh, missy; you do not want to fail."http://freetheanimal.com/2010/11/gestational-diabetes-and-paleo-you-horny-women-you.html
107 days to go!