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    • I wouldn't care -- Votes: 39
    • It would bother me but the test would come back clean anyways -- Votes: 23
    • It would bother me the test would not come back clean -- Votes: 3
Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
7th Mar '13

Wouldn't make me mad, and I'm guessing it's legal since I know they did it with my first pregnancy. My second Dr's appointment my doctor told me I came up pos. for marijuana from my first visit. It was awkward because I felt like she thought I was a drug addict mom or something, but she was actually really nice about it and just warned me about smoking throughout my pregnancy. Which, I quit the day I took my pregnancy test anyway. But it didn't make me mad or bother me. In fact I think it's a good thing, they can moniter if the mother is on any 'hard' drugs and know what they should expect when the baby is born if it could be addicted to the drugs the mom was on and prepare for possible health problems, because the mom probably wouldn't offer the information about being on crack or heroin or something.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" ... [snip!] ... permission to get my files from my previous doctor."</blockquote> That probably included all previous consent forms."</blockquote>



I've never signed anything at my previous doctor so that doesn't explain it.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til ... [snip!] ... signed permission. I've gotten paperwork for every test they've ever run on me, including just testing my urine for protein."</blockquote>




Yea it probably varies by state.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22813 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" ... [snip!] ... all previous consent forms."</blockquote> I've never signed anything at my previous doctor so that doesn't explain it."</blockquote>




Perhaps it's a Canadian policy????

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30828 posts
8th Mar '13

I'm not bothered about it, BUT it is standard procedure here. Anytime your regular Dr. has blood drawn, they're testing for everything, including drugs. Just FYI.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I'm not bothered about it, BUT it is standard procedure here. Anytime your regular Dr. has blood drawn, they're testing for everything, including drugs. Just FYI."</blockquote>



In Canada most people are never drug tested at all during their pregnancy. They will only drug test if a baby shows signs of withdrawl when they are born. My mom was told that by a doctor when she went to pick up my foster sister who's mom used crack her whole pregnancy so it isn't standard procedure here.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30828 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Brookie99:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I'm not bothered about it, BUT it is standard ... [snip!] ... doctor when she went to pick up my foster sister who's mom used crack her whole pregnancy so it isn't standard procedure here."


Maybe it should be.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Maybe it should be."</blockquote>




I completely agree but that is the main reason it bothered me is because most people never are tested and there was no reason for my doctor to test me over anyone else and I should have been informed.

The Icebox {MBRD} 17 kids; New Mexico 18558 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Brookie99:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Maybe it should be."</blockquote> I ... [snip!] ... most people never are tested and there was no reason for my doctor to test me over anyone else and I should have been informed."


The doctor has the best interests of your child at heart, I wouldn't be bothered by it. By her doing those tests without parental consent, she could be helping a baby.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
8th Mar '13

The thing that frustrates me is, when a Dr. is allowed. to order tests without your knowledge it in a sense sets a precedent in place that it is okay to do things to your body with out discussing them first and if it is okay to run tests, then whats to stop them from giving treatments without discussing with you as well?

I also believe that part of the responsibility falls on the patient to ask "what are you testing for" when a person is pulling your tubes of blood. When I am a patient in a hospital I make sure that my nurse discusses each pill with me and what the pill is used to treat. When a dr. gives me a lab slip for a blood draw, I read it while he is in the room and ask questions about each code. I also know that I have the right to refuse the treatment if I do not agree. Just some food for thought :idea:

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30828 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Trixie7678:" The thing that frustrates me is, when a Dr. is allowed. to order tests without your knowledge it in a ... [snip!] ... each code. I also know that I have the right to refuse the treatment if I do not agree. Just some food for thought :idea:"


I agree.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trixie7678:</b>" The thing that frustrates me is, when a Dr. is allowed. to order tests without your knowledge it in a ... [snip!] ... each code. I also know that I have the right to refuse the treatment if I do not agree. Just some food for thought :idea:"</blockquote>



When your doctor says "Im sending you for blood work to test for ______" A patient shouldn't have to ask if they are sure that is all that's being tested. I was told every time what I was having blood drawn for and.never once was a drug screen mentioned. I also did not get any lab forms because the lab was in the same building and the doctor just called and told them what I was coming for and faxed the paperwork to them. I dont believe it was my responsibility to double check what my doctor was telling me it was her responsibility to give me the proper information in the first place.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Brookie99:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Trixie7678:</b>" The thing that frustrates me is, when a Dr. ... [snip!] ... to double check what my doctor was telling me it was her responsibility to give me the proper information in the first place."


You could always file a grievance. All health care providers have a bill of rights that they abide by and I'm sure listed there is the right to know what is being done to you. If it were me and I felt that I was deliberately not told about a test or procedure that was performed on me, I would file a complaint.

The Icebox {MBRD} 17 kids; New Mexico 18558 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Trixie7678:" You could always file a grievance. All health care providers have a bill of rights that they abide ... [snip!] ... me and I felt that I was deliberately not told about a test or procedure that was performed on me, I would file a complaint. "


She's in Canada, its a bit different up there I'm sure.



Regardless, it still wouldn't bother me.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
8th Mar '13

But I think the point is, where do you draw the line? Yeah, taking an extra tube of blood does not hurt you in any way but what if next time its giving you a med without discussing it with you?