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post #21 of 24

How exciting, CupofJoe.  What an adventure, and it sounds like you have great OBs.

 

My first pregnancy I opted out of everything possible (I'm RH- though).  Then when I had to transfer my home birth mid-labor to the hospital and was "GBS unknown" I got two nice big bags of antibiotics.  Thanks.  Also, I wonder how much of my anxiety about my baby at birth led to the transfer, but all that is conjecture.  My second pregnancy, I asked, "What will they say at the hospital if I haven't done this?" and did it.  I saw my healthy baby at 20 weeks, and I had a wonderful home birth. 

This time, I'm feeling calm and collected again.  But we've had two friends recently have babies with problems (Down's Syndrome and a congenital heart defect), and I think that I will probably opt for the scan again as I know hospital birth may change everything.  I may just do the GBS swab and be pretty minimal with other things again.  I have not done the gestational diabetes test, though.  I just used a glucometer for a few days.

post #22 of 24
I'm RH - so I'll do the shots for that. I'll do GBS in case of hospital transfer. I'll do a scan at 20 weeks. I did the gestational diabetes last time and it was more stress than it was worth, so I'll skip it this time.
post #23 of 24

Ah Josie, thanks for calling it an adventure! That was just the positive spin I needed to hear! :) I will henceforth be repeating that to anyone who says, "Oh my god, Twins! How will you do it?!" I will say, "It's an adventure!" :)
 

post #24 of 24
I don't do any of the tests. No way am I drinking that nasty drink just to get a false pos and we never do the other ones.
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