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as in, from a health department or what have you.<br><br>
should i get it early on? right before i start to show? when im about to pop and its obvious im pregnant? i guess getting a test alone wouldnt draw extra attention to you or cause anyone to harass you. but i wouldnt know. so, what do you recommend.
 

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My recommendation is to pay attention to your local area and how progressive they are and go from there.<br><br>
I found an OB who was supportive of UC. Well. He is supportive of a woman's choice of who, how, when, and where to give birth. In any case, I saw him once and had an ultrasound. I actually got my 'proof' for the BC people from my family doc in the end though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I never got one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br>
(but I also ended up tranferring during the last hour of labor and had an unmedicated hospital VBAC)<br><br>
you can go to PP at any time and get confirmation though!
 

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I went to PP for a pregnancy test at 26 weeks pregnant.<br>
They were like, "Uh, you know you're pregnant, right?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I went to PP for a pregnancy test at 26 weeks pregnant.<br>
They were like, "Uh, you know you're pregnant, right?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I went to pp as well...though pretty early on, because I thought the confirmation would be helpful for WIC and medicaid. I think it cost about $20 and certainly didn't put me on any sort of "radar" though applying for medicaid did to some degree.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I went to PP for a pregnancy test at 26 weeks pregnant.<br>
They were like, "Uh, you know you're pregnant, right?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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thats awesome.<br><br>
ill probably wait a while. unless i just get too excited and need more confirmation than the stick, symptoms, and missed period < s >
 

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I was visiting my GP anyway, and left a pee cup there, about 14 weeks or so. That test result would have sufficed for Family and Medical Leave when the baby was born, had the pregnancy not turned out to be a molar pregnancy.
 

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Not all states require proof pf pregnancy. I have UP/UCed in PA and MO, neither of which required proof of pregnancy.
 

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I never did. I made my own prenatal record and got it notarized and used that for proof of pregnancy.
 

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thanks guys.<br><br>
the page i found on nc says each county chooses their acceptable forms of proof. but they range from a photograph, or friend to vouch for you to confirmation from pp. so, i guess i could call and ask.
 

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I didn't need it in my state. I'm wavering on not having a UP next time for a few reasons- I'll likely interview a midwife or two before deciding. If thats the case, I guess it would be within the first half of pregnancy?
 

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when did i get confirmation? um, at about 38 weeks? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
my ds had an appointment with our family doc, and while we were there, i just asked her to make a note in my chart saying that she was aware of my pregnancy. she did, and i made a copy of it. and that was that.<br><br>
christina<br>
(still pregnant...)
 

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What is "PP" ?<br><br>
Waving hello to hottmama in LouKY, my home town <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ... just visited recently for a couple weeks, stayed with my mom in the Highlands.
 

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I refused to take a pregnancy test this time. lol! It seemed too invasive for me. I never took one either. Even when I went in for some blood work (my request to check for anemia) I refused a test. I told the doc if he wanted proof he could palpate my belly and listen to baby with the fetoscope. lol!!! He laughed and did just that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I didn't need proof of pregnancy, but once he did that, I let them change my insurance over to pregnancy so I would have no more copays. I hated even letting anyone know, but we hit a point where it couldn't be hidden anymore.<br><br>
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I can't imagine anyone harassing you, but I don't know what it's like where you live. Here the social services offices and county health clinics are so busy they wouldn't have time to follow up or stalk anyone. I went and got a test right at the begining at the county health clinic.
 

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PP= Planned Parenthood. They'll give you a "certified" pregnancy test for $10, sometimes less.<br><br>
I used them once, TOLD them I was pregnant (I was 12 weeks along), and that I only needed it for insurance purposes, but they still insisted on giving me all this information on abortion, adoption, and such.<br><br>
I guess some people lie to them, so no matter what I would have said, they would have given me the info.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">PP= Planned Parenthood. They'll give you a "certified" pregnancy test for $10, sometimes less.<br><br>
I used them once, TOLD them I was pregnant (I was 12 weeks along), and that I only needed it for insurance purposes, but they still insisted on giving me all this information on abortion, adoption, and such.<br><br>
I guess some people lie to them, so no matter what I would have said, they would have given me the info.</div>
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That's too bad that they gave you unwanted info. In the office here, they charged twice as much, but asked me as soon as telling me if it was welcome news, if I wanted a referral for prenatal services when I said yes, etc. I'm sure they just as readily had the other information available, but they were selective in their response. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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