Hi. We're pregnant for the 6th time (3 prior miscarriages) and at yet another hospital (Army family) and the policy at this place for "older" women besides the normal care at the hospital, is to send them to a high-risk pregnancy specialist 90 minutes away for the triple screen test, an ultrasound, and other testing. We've ALWAYS been high-risk, as at our first pregnancy, I was 37. But we've never had to see a specialist - like I said, this is this hospital's policy. I'm not a huge fan of tons of testing - I've always turned most of them down - and I'm also not a fan of having to drive 3 hours to see someone. Plus, DH is so busy at work, he rarely has time to watch the kids, so there's that too. I'm going to try to call the CNM at the hospital with whom my next appointment is (the last was with an OB & he's the one who set up all this stuff) but I wanted to get the opinion of the mother-at-large. Are we lousy parents if we tell these people, "Thanks, but no thanks."? I haven't done any research on the tests in years, so I can't remember how reliable they are. Thanks!