I thank God that we live in a time (and in places) where have the knowledge and the freedom to make our own choices. Someone mentioned the moms of 15 years ago - it's important to remember that they did not have access to the amount of information we now have. In my 20+ years of being in medicine/nursing, the first 10 were essentially without the internet, the past 10 have been with on-line access - the difference is incredible. We are much more empowered by the wealth of information and knowledge available to us, than the moms of 15 or 10 years ago. And this knowledge gives us the freedom to confidently make choices about which interventions/tests we want or don't want. I think its wonderful that we are all from different places, different backgrounds, varying ages and levels of experiences - united only by the timing of our pregnancies - and able to dialogue about these things, without even leaving our couches. Every time I read a post, I think "hmmm..that makes a lot of sense" and I respect everyone's choices and truly appreciate reading all of the input.
((I seem to have this whole "feel the love" thing going on lately, lol! Is this normal for the second trimester? I'm feeling really good - very, very anxious still - but content and happy. Anyone else feeling the love?)))