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December 13th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Twinkle's Avatar Platinum Super Mommy
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What did you, or do you do, in regards to prenatal testing?

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December 13th, 2010, 06:47 PM
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I did routine labs but no genetic marker testing. We had one sono around 20 weeks and with Reid who went past 42 weeks I had one additional sono.
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December 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I do the blood test in the beginning for anemia/stds. I do the 20 week ultrasound. I did the GD test even though I think it is stupid and I may or may not allow it this time. I did/will do a NST at 41 weeks. I did GBS, but also think it is stupid. I will probably do it this time, but cheat it to make sure it is neg.

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December 13th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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I do all the prenatal testing because of multiple losses. I don't do the std tests or any paps/vaginal exams until 38 weeks.
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December 13th, 2010, 08:16 PM
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normal blood work and the quad (dh insisted), 20 week ultrasound. Skipping the GD this time and just going to start testing my blood around 26 weeks...i had GD with my last.

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December 13th, 2010, 10:28 PM
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All except the genetic marker tests. Oh and no internals until due date or labour
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December 14th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Labs but no quad screening ill do GD is she wants me too same with gbs. I had one early u/s because She couldn't find the hb and I was freaked but ill have another at 20 weeks

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December 15th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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just blood tests...mainly multiple blood checks since I'm Rh - and DH is Rh + and we had a loss. They don't do GD testing here or strep B- I would have denied them anyways.

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December 15th, 2010, 06:27 AM
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I consented to the first trimester screening with Henry. I had three ultrasounds at a MFM practice. It was imperative that we cover our basis and rule out any issues as Duncan had multiple heart defects that went undetected when I had the level II anatomy ultrasound.

I opted for the GBS, but it turned out her swab was expired. I did the Hibiclens wash about a week prior to his birth.

She never offered to screen me for impaired glucose tolerance. My midwife with Duncan never offered, but she did check my glucose at an appt. I checked mine on a regular basis with Henry.
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December 15th, 2010, 09:56 PM
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My first I did all the screening, i didn't know any better. My 2nd we did blood draw for my iron that was it and then the 20 week scan. My 3rd, we just did the scan.
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December 16th, 2010, 07:38 AM
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I have an order for labs...but keep forgetting to do them....I haven't ever done any genetic screening. We do the ultrasounds at halfway....and we also do the GD and GBS testing...with the GD the midwives dont do it the way the OB's do...and it makes TOTAL sense. (food rather than sugar drink....prick of finger rather than viles of blood)....and we do the GBS because in case of transfer if there was no neg on file they'd consider me positive and it'd be a bigger mess of declining things....soooo we do it for that peace of mind...I've never had a posi GBS I just dont like doing the test....and since it'd help in case of transfer I do it.
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