When will they end testing for COVID before you give birth?

This may sound silly, but it’s a big concern for me… When will they quit testing for COVID when you go in to have your baby? I have extreme anxiety with being tested and even hate the flu swabs. My SO and I are looking to conceive, and that’s the only thing that scares me.

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some places are doing different types of tests the testing center by me only did in your nostril area not the super far back one.

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Depends on your hospital

The hospital I delivered at only took my temperature and asked if I had been around anyone that has tested positive for COVID. No swab test. I delivered May 2nd.

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You are well within your rights to refuse a test

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Look into home birth.

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I just had a baby on June 24 and my water broke, so at the hospital I refused the test because what is the point then I was already at the hospital.

They just told me that because I denied the test my baby wouldn’t be able to go to the nursery which was fine with me. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I gave birth at the end of May and was never tested. Unless you have symptoms I don’t believe many hospitals are testing just because.

I recently delivered a surrogate baby. I was not tested. They only tested those who were scheduled for C-section or Induction. Call your hospital to see their policies. :slightly_smiling_face:

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To be a little blunt there is tons of testing when your pregnant. Blood tests, urine tests and more. Maybe look into a midwife that doesn’t do as much of that. The swab isn’t really that bad and lasts a few seconds of being uncomfortable!

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I work in a hospital and let me tell you getting a swab up your nose for ten seconds is the least of your worries. Being positive for Covid is worse than giving birth and not knowing whether or not you do or don’t have it and possibly passing it to others.

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I was not tested, had out girl on June 16th. They took out temp ever 6 hours that was all

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I recommend reading up on all of the testing required and offered during pregnancy. If you think the nose swabs are bad, wait for the checks during your last few appointments! I’m not saying you shouldn’t have kids but it takes some flexibility and a lot of loss of control.

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My daughter had her baby April 7th and they didn’t test her. They took her temp and went down the symptoms list to see if she had any and that was it.

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I have no idea… My niece went to be induced and they did the 30 minute test…they have her pitocin and when her test was positive and they swabbed her again and sent her home… they got that back 3 days later and it was negative but she was pretty freaked out … I want another baby asap but I don’t wanna try until this is over . I had my son March 30th… and as much as I loved our time as a family alone… I also love to share that time with family…

I delivered in May, and we didn’t do a swab, just temp, and standard question screening. Now I’m not sure if you answered yes to any of their questions what would happen, but I did tell my obg prior to giving birth I had a bad cough but I also that I also picked back up smoking ( big no no I know, save your lectures ) and nothing came of it

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I just had a son in June, they never tested me

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I’m not sure but recently I got tested. It’s uncomfortable but not horrible. Just something they do as a precaution! Good luck mama

My best friend gave birth this past Friday in NYC and she was tested as well as her husband when they were admitted.

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I honestly wouldn’t worry about it. I know easier said than done but for me, the cervical checks were WAY more uncomfortable :joy: I dreaded that part of my prenatal appointments towards the end. Once you’re nearing the end of pregnancy, you’ll do just about anything to get that baby out lol

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