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Old 12-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone Ever Refuse Glucose Screening?

I did. My midwife did urine dips at each appointment and I never had any risk factors for GD, so I declined with her support. It didn't used to be SOP for every pregnancy like it is now - only when indicated by other symptoms and less unpleasant screenings (the urine dip). The percentage if women who develop GD is pretty low and the test has a significant false positive rate, which causes extra stress on those mamas who have to retest and are fine. I prefer a low testing and intervention approach to prenatal care. That said, I would (and did) go ahead with tests my midwife felt were necessary because she was supportive of my low intervention approach and what she wanted was medically indicated (not for GD, but for preeclampsia). Hope that helps.
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