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March 18th, 2013, 07:07 AM
CrochetingMama CrochetingMama is offline
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Originally Posted by rverrone11 View Post
Thank you for sharing.

Is a pulse ox test something that is routinely done on newborns in the hospital? I've had mine taken several times but I don't recall if they did one on DD1 in the hospital.
In some states, in some hospitals, it is now routinely done but that is a huge and NEW advancement. Some states screen, but only like every 1 in 25 babies.

The best thing you can possibly do is to call the hospital where you plan to deliver, and ask them if pulse-ox is part of the newborn screening tests. If they say no, explain that is where you will be delivering, and you are requesting that one be performed.

If they say no, then you start arguing.

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