I just got back from my first midwife appointment and have a list of screenings and tests that I'm being offered. I thought it would be nice for us to have a chat thread to discuss the pros/cons of different screenings and tests to help decide which ones we would like to do.
I will offered a bunch of blood tests like blood group, blood count, rubella, syphilis, hepatitis B, HIV, haemoglobinopathies, and blood glucose. I haven't decided which ones to do yet. DH says hep B/HIV/syphilis tests are pointless but I figure it can't hurt to do the tests, so might do them anyway even though I doubt I have any of those things and was actually immunised against hep B anyway. I'm immune to rubella (despite not being "up to date" according to US vaccine schedule!) as of November, so not sure if that is necessary either. I definitely do want to know my blood group and to do the full blood count as well. I'm still thinking about doing the dating scan (around 12 weeks) and nuchal translucency.
Is anyone else deciding about screenings and tests at this point? I would love to hear what other mamas are deciding to do :)