So I am going in for my blood draw in two weeks, with labs for all kinds of things. Anyone else find this the most annoying of all the testing? Or find that what you "need" to be tested for can be very silly? Or have another story so I can think about that while people stick four needles in my arm one after another? Not a needle person anymore, if I ever was.
In my state we must by law be tested for siphilus when pregnant. The hospitals also won't admit me as a patient (I can give birth but they would want to draw blood and test it right away afterwards) without info on whether or not I have HIV and Hep B. My midwife says the law dates back to world war 2, when men came home with lots of diseases and the community suffered for it. It seems silly that I "need to find out something" that I KNOW I do not have. She said as long as I have it on record I can avoid most of the tests next time if I want, since the only thing we really want to know for our purposes is hemogloben count :).