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    Default Urine testing

    Just curious - how many of you have to bring urine at every checkup?

    With my first I had to bring it every time and was weighed religiously every time (YUK), this time nothing, nada, zip

    I am going with a midwife this time, last time was a Ob (who was obsessed by weight).



    Is the testing really necessary? Maybe Alan can advise?

    TIA

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    I had a great OB and am going with her again for this pregnancy and she didn't weigh me once, and i don't remember ever doing any urine tests.

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    I'm seeing an OB I have been weighed every visit except the last one - maybe he just forgot , not sure. I have to start taking a urine sample to every visit from my next one (24wks).

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    My Ob weighs me, but he doesn't seem at all bothered by anyone's weight, no matter whether you're putting on lots or little!

    He likes a urine sample from about 20 weeks I think?????? Can't really remember when I started that, but it wasn't from my first visit at 6 weeks.

    I think alot of hospitals don't worry about weighing and samples these days, I wouldn't stress about it. Hopefully Alan will drop in and explain why!!!!!

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    I only saw midwives during my pregnancy and they never weighed me at all.
    I only had to give one urine sample and that was right at the beginning when I had to get all my blood tests which was done by my GP not the hospital.

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    last pregnancy i never got weighed, and only had to give urine samples twice throughout my entire pregnancy - i had a fabulous OB by the way. this time i have a differnt ob because we moved and i get weighed and have to give a urine sample every time. so go figure... i guess it just depends on what your doc/ob considers to be standard practice.

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    Most places no longer check your weight and they only check urin if there are any symptoms

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    Thankyou ladies and gentleman.

    My Ob last time was an older fellow and I think that was just his way. I must say though I hated it and really resented the weighing thing. He would harp on about weight (even though I only put on 9kg the whole time) and if you didn't put on much he put a gold star on your card!! I found it condescending and degrading.

    I am so glad I am with a MW this time

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    OMG at your Ob! What a disgusting, horrible thing to do! I'm glad you're not going through that this time

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