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<a href="http://hardtruth.qti.net/hiv_testing_for_mothers_and_newb.htm" target="_blank">http://hardtruth.qti.net/hiv_testing...s_and_newb.htm</a><br><br>
this website states that in NY HIV testing is mandatory for newborns!!!<br><br>
It list all states issue with HIV testing
 

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Not only is it mandatory but if mom didn't have an HIV test during her pregnancy and the newborn test comes back positive(and false positives are VERY common) they automatically put the baby on HIV drugs and won't let you breastfeed until the second test comes back negative. Personally I think it's bull**&&%. I had a heated discussion w/ my midwife about it during my last pregnancy. She agreed w/ me but told me her hands were tied. Don't ya just LOVE NY???
 

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I have nothing to say but how upsetting, and how glad I am that I no longer live in NY but live in the middle of nowhere, where they don't care about what tests you do or dont' do. I really can't believe that the state can force you to test these little bitty babies, that just isn't right, as a parent you should be making those choices.
 

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fwiw, my midwife told me that in NY if Mom gets tested then baby will be exempt from testing. I was going to do it to spare wee one at birth, but after reading what they can do if mom tests positive, I don't think it's a much better option. Personally, I have now resolved all of my testing/newborn procedure issues by finally making a firm resolve to have a homebirth attended by no one except my family. NY state can kiss my a$$.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by artemesia</i><br><b>fwiw, my midwife told me that in NY if Mom gets tested then baby will be exempt from testing. I was going to do it to spare wee one at birth, but after reading what they can do if mom tests positive, I don't think it's a much better option. Personally, I have now resolved all of my testing/newborn procedure issues by finally making a firm resolve to have a homebirth attended by no one except my family. NY state can kiss my a$$.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></b></td>
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I tested neg and they STILL tested my poor baby.<br><br>
I, of course, had a hospital birth after I failed at UC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Biggest mistake I ever made, going to that hospital for "help". I sat in my hospital room and cried while they did all the BS mandatory testing on my precious 2 day old.<br><br>
And what's with mandatory lead testing at one & two in NYS? Is this true? Anyone? My kid doesn't eat paint!!! I don't want anyone hurting my little boy, even for a second!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">Grrrr...I hate the medical machine....</span></b><br><br>
And Artemesia...you go, grrl, and have that homebirth!!! You're mighty!!!!
 

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Like I just said on another thread,<br><br>
And people wonder why I insist on homebirth!<br><br>
>And what's with mandatory lead testing at one & two in NYS? Is this true? Anyone?<br><br>
I have never heard of this and my 2 1/2 yr old has never had it done. Of course, I also don't take her to a pediatrician...<br><br>
My daughter's skin has never been violated. Ever. By anything.<br><br>
No shots. No blood tests. No piercings. Nothing.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Devrock</i><br><b><br>
My daughter's skin has never been violated. Ever. By anything.<br><br>
No shots. No blood tests. No piercings. Nothing.</b></td>
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This may truly be the most beautiful thing I've ever read, or even considered. Kudos to you, Devrock!
 

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I have never been so happy to live in Texas in my whole life.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Texas requires providers to test mothers and newborns for HIV unless the mother objects. H*ll yes I object. I told my midwife I wouldn't have an HIV test because false positives are just too common and I don't want my newborn on HIV drugs at birth. Not to mention I intend to breastfeed and I know for certain that I don't have HIV. It is so rediculous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat">
 
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