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Tinkerbellbaby
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Is it true, Dr's dont do tests anymore?

Jan 21st, 2009, 15:07 PM   #1
 
My Husband and I are going to start TTC, my friend has just given birth and happened to mention that dr's dont do pregnancy tests anymore.

I know you can get really accurate home tests and everyone would do one before going to the drs but I think I'd just like a dr to conform that I was pregnant.

Is this true?

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Jan 21st, 2009, 15:20 PM   #2
 
they wont do one if you have done a home test
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 15:25 PM   #3
 
My doctor didn't do one as i had done two home tests. She said that the home tests are actually more accurate than the nhs tests they do, so they rely on the home test result!!

Plus the likelihood of getting false positives is very low so you can rely on your home result!
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 15:35 PM   #4
 
My doctor didnt do a urine test, but did do a blood test to confirm it
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 15:43 PM   #5
 
I think they will if you specifically ask, or as in my friend's case have had series of positives and negatives within a short span of time.

My GP didn't do one for me, she said the home test was accurate enough. I did worry that it could be wrong until the morning sickness started
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 17:47 PM   #6
 
they didn't do one for me either, bc i had taken an hpt they just believed me
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 17:53 PM   #7
 
My doctor has always done pregnancy test's for me. I had to ring a couple of days later for the results
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 17:55 PM   #8
 
They have to do a blood test though, right?
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 18:03 PM   #9
 
I didn't have a blood test, and I don't think it's the norm to do them either.

As everyone has said, HPTs are so accurate nowadays GPs just take those as confirmation.
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 18:16 PM   #10
 
My friend tested positive on a clearblue digital and went to her doctor to have another test done thinking theirs were more accurate but the nurse laughed and told her they only use the cheap boots tests and that her digital is by far the most accurate! i'm sure some doctors get their supply from babymad on ebay

Blood test is recommended if pregnancy was discovered from the start (14 DPO) to check that you have the right hCG levels. Not sure what the standard levels are (i know my friend's level was 41UI/L which was normal) but if it's too low pregnancy can end in miscarriage.
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 18:19 PM   #11
 
But what if your employer wants proof that you are pregnant?
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 18:38 PM   #12
 
In most areas (including mine) you dont even see your doctor, I rang the surgery to say I was preg then they booked in an appointment with the midwife for 8-10 weeks preg and you go from there, I still havent seen my doc and I wont, Im 24 weeks now.The MW takes care of you
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 18:50 PM   #13
 
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Originally Posted by Cori
But what if your employer wants proof that you are pregnant?
If you tell them you're pregnant, they can't demand 'proof' - your word should be sufficient. If you're in a physically demanding job and need to be transferred to lighter duties, your doctor will more than likely write a letter for you to give to them when you go to see him/her after your BFP. Your doctor would do this on the strength of a +ve HPT. You then get a form MAT1B when you're 20 weeks pregnant to give to your employer to start the process of applying for SMP etc.
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 19:05 PM   #14
 
My doctor didn't do a test, urine or blood test. The HPT's are the same as they use anyway so no point really.
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2009, 19:14 PM   #15
 
my doc didnt do a blood or urine text for me as id done a hpt
 
 
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