(Closed) Doctor never gave me a pregnancy test

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Congrats on your pregnancy.  I don’t agree with what your doc said though. I, myself, wouldn’t eat any cold cuts. (Lysteria risk) And I wouldn’t eat tuna (mercury risk).

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Congrats!

I didn’t do a urine test, my doc basically said if you had a positive home pregnancy test then you are! The HIV test, along with things like Rubella, are normal when you get your first set of bloodwork done {at least it’s standard in Canada, I’m assuming it’s the same in the US}. I don’t know whether you can opt-out, but you’re likely already giving blood for other tests so it shouldn’t be a big deal.

I agree with Jenn23, I’d still stay away from cold cuts. You can easily find a list in a book or goggle what else to avoid, but some things that come to find are: raw fish {unless previously frozen}, raw meat of any kind {like pate}, raw eggs, soft/unpasteurized cheese, fish high in mercury {like tune}, lots of caffeine, alcohol.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Congrats!  I would definitely ask for a blood test to confirm the pregnancy.  If you’re on BC there is a large chance that it could be a false positive.  I would just want to be double sure for my own personal sake. 

With the HIVtest thing – I agree it’s pretty standard medical work up.  Because HIV has been known to “hide” for up to 10 years, even producing multiple negative tests, it’s a good idea as pregnancy has been known to cause the virus to populate quicker than it would normally.

-Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Congrats on your pregnancy!

I went to a doctor for a referral to an OB/GYN, and they didn’t give me any pregnancy test, blood or urine.  I had charted and I’d gotten several positive at-home tests, so they took my word for it.  I guess it depends on your doc.

Also, you can have your cold cuts, but heat them until they’re steaming (microwave or put ’em in a pan on the stove).  Listeria from cold cuts, frozen yogurt machines, unpasteurized meats and cheeses can be passed to the fetus and can be pretty scary.  As far as tuna being off-limits, as other posters have mentioned, they mean ahi tuna. Canned tuna is okay in moderation (a can per week). 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

HIV bloodwork is standard, so is testing for diabetes as well as many other things. (I had so much blood taken during my pregnancy it was insane).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of your blood tests will be a quantitative pregnancy test. I’d be absolutely floored if it isn’t, because it tells them whether the pregnancy is a true pregnancy v. missed pregnancy by showing what your level of pregnancy hormone (hcg) is.

They don’t need to test your urine if you’ve had a positive home pregnancy test because they’re just as accurate as what we have in the office.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congratulations!

If you took an at home test (or two or three if you’re like me) then you are pregnant 🙂 My doctor didn’t have me in until 10 weeks (when he could tell by feel but I also did a pee test, blood work (yes, including the HIV, it’s pretty standard now), pap and vaginal ultrasound(yay!!).

 

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