I am 28 weeks pregnant with a little girl, and I was wondering why my MW is not doing this. My blood pressure is always very low, so maybe she isn't worried about pre-eclampsia? I'll ask her at my next appointment, but I was just curious.
I never had it done until I was preggers with my third - it's not standard of care with military doctors...
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
Pre-eclampsia is more common in the third trimester. I can see there not being much of a point in testing before that. I do feel like there can be a benefit to testing during the third trimester.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds
I'm at 37 weeks and haven't had one done.
I certainly recommend talking to your midwife about anything that's keeping you curious.
Live in Vancouver, Canada. Pregnant with first baby. Work in democratic/free schooling. Partnered.
I didn't have any urine checks until I hit about 35 weeks - now they do them every week. Not sure if it's because I'm late in the pregnancy or because they got a high BP reading at one of my recent appointments.