09-27-2013 07:53 AM
I hope that this doesn't come off the wrong way, because this is a genuine question. This is my first pregnancy and we've decided to not take any of these screening tests. From my understanding, unless you are going to terminate the pregnancy, there really isn't anything you can do to change the state of the baby, so why even go through the worry of taking these tests? It just seems like it would cause a lot of extra stress about something you can't change. I've read that a lot of people take these tests so I feel like I must be missing something. Why have you guys chosen to take them?
09-27-2013 01:30 PM
lilygirl that's pretty much why I decided not to take the extra screenings. But I know lots of moms who have taken them since they would want to be prepared if their baby is higher risk.
I don't think you have to feel like you're missing out on anything. The ultra screens they need to use for the diagnostic tests are much more expensive than the regular u/s, which is another reason we won't be doing it. The bill for us through our hospital system would be at least $1800 for the test and since we are on a high deductible plan would have to pay every penny of it.
09-27-2013 08:27 PM