Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Ok…I KNOW I sound crazy.
I have had two positive home tests, a positive urine test at the walk in clinic AND a positive blood test at the walk in clinic. The first thing I did when I got the positive blood test was sign up for a family Dr close to my house. The Dr took me in today (wooh!) and wants me to come back first thing in the morning for MORE blood tests….
Does this mean he is doubting the walk in clinic results (Which I brought to show him), or is this standard?
Post # 2
No, they test for other things like STI’S etc that could impact your pregnancy.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club
I had blood work a few weeks back at just over 8 weeks and they tested for soooo much. Not just checking if I was actually pregnant. I believe it was 6 vials in total.
Post # 4
Everything the above posters said. In my state, they legally have to test for HIV and syphillis. I also had a generalized blood test that tested for hemoglobin levels, hematocrit, white blood cells etc. I believe I was also tested for Rubella immunity and if I am a carrier of cystic fibrosis.
Post # 5
You are for sure pregnant, the doctor just wants to run other tests. Congrats!
Post # 6
I didn’t have my first OB appointment after getting quite a few BFP’s until I was 12 weeks. I got 5 vials of blood drawn and LOTS of stuff looked at with them… certain Save-The-Date Cards, HIV, blood cell counts, blood type, etc. It’s normal.
I never took a clinic test to confirm if I was PG, and I even met with my GP after getting the BFP just to ask questions and she never suggested it.
Post # 7
Standard. You’re pregnant, there’s a whole lot of other antenatal blood work that we do for everyone to ensure you and Bub have a healthy 9 months (I’m a doctor at a women’s hospital)
Post # 8
Can I give you a gentle suggestion? If a doctor says he/she wants to run more tests or wants you to come back in…speak up! Ask what they are for. Don’t leave wondering what’s going on. You are your own best advocate and now you’ve got a little one who you’ve got to speak up for too.
Post # 9
I almost passed out from all the blood they took during the first trimester early pregnancy blood panel, or whatever they called it. They want to test for a bunch of things, as others said. Hiv, lead, rh factor, and red blood cell count are some of them. Does your care provider offer an online portal where you can log on and view tests done and results? Mine does, and I found it useful to check there to see exactly what they had tested for, and see the exact results. Sometimes the doctors over simplify, or just tell you that your results were normal.
Post # 10
he’s probably doing tests for overall health and things as well. I wouldn’t panic.
Post # 11
I’m FOR SURE Pregnant right.? – if you had a positive blood work, why would not you be? Is that a real question?
Post # 12
Isn’t it weird how you don’t acually feel pregnant at first? Like, I found out I was pregnant while going to the doctor about a completely different complaint (nonsensical abdominal pains – turns out they were my uterus). I kept thinking there was no way I could be pregnant because I didn’t have morning sickness (yet, haha. IT WAS COMING).
As other posters said, you’re going to get a lot of blood tests (and also pee tests) throughout your pregnancy to make sure you don’t have a health condition that could complicate the pregnancy. Congrats and good luck with everything!