I was very unaware that there is mandated prenatal testing required by state ( i was told each state has different requirements)
I was told by my midwife that it is required in my state to have all STD testing performed. I have never heard of being forced to do any testing. this is my third pregnancy had testing with first (hospital birth) second had homebirth midwife (although still hospital birth) no testing other then iron and sugar. this is third I will be paying out of pocket for everything and I requested to only have the baseline CBC performed and I was told I can opt out of vaginal cultures and pap but I would have to have the STD testing drawn by blood then. So I was wondering if this is a midwife requirement CNM or really required by law. I would like to opt out of everything other then the CBC but when I mentioned she got very as a matter of fact it is a law and I cant opt out. opinions please?