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I get urine, bp , weight and for previous pg fundal height. They aren't measuring me this time because with twins it wouldn't mean anything and they do an u/s every month and measure growth that way for both babies. There is so much that they can tell from a simple urine test. It should be standard!
Laura, homeschooling mama to Christine 1-02, Nicole 5-03, Everett 4-09, Alister 9-10, Moira and Giselle born October 24, 2013!
I remember with my first, I actually used to just pee on a stick and do my only little test for every midwife appointment (they clearly got rid of that).
I'm not too worried about not having it checked every appointment, but that may be my dislike of peeing in a cup speaking up - lol. I'm sure if they thought something might be wrong, they'd have me do it. Like if I was swelling or something like that.
And the whole protein in your urine thing is also effected by not drinking enough water.
I've never had to do a urine test as well, but I asked my oh so dismissive OB about it and he told me that they only really do urine tests if they know that the mother is at risk for protein in the urine, but I really didn't believe that since the OB that I had was a monstrous dillhole. So for our next OB appointment with the new doctor, I'll be asking her the same thing, along with tons of other questions that the hubby and I have thought up of.