Hey girls, I'm going to post about this is December as well, but I wanted to get as much feedback as possible. I'm considering opting out of any additional bloodwork testing for the remainder of my pregnancy. I think all that's left is the alpha/feta test (where they test for downs and spina bifida) and then the blood glucose test for gestational diabetes. I would have opted out of the first test also, where they test for HIV and all of that, if I would have thought about it... but I'm just now starting to do more research on it and I'm finding that more and more women are opting out of these tests that are optional anyway, but docs make them out to be like they're mandatory. My issues are, with the 1st test... I'm married and I'm 100% sure that DH and I are completely faithful, not to mention I've had that test with DD and everything was fine (like I knew it would be)... with the alpha one, there's no way that I would terminate this pregnancy (or any other) under any circumstances, so it wouldn't matter what the results might say, so what's the point. Plus, a lot of times they come back with a false positive (which it did with my DD!), and baby ends up being just fine! Same thing with the GD one... I've had three healthy babies and pregnancies, and don't have a history of diabetes anywhere in my family. When I took the test with DD the first one came back positive, so I had to go for the four hour one, which was not only inconvenient but very painful, as they draw blood from both arms twice! And as I figured, everything came back just fine! I just think it's a lot of hoop jumping for nothing, and even though I love my OB and their office, it's just a way to get more money out of you. I'm all for it if you have a history of one of these problems, or if I were a high risk pregnancy... but I just don't see the point. I'm not wanting this to be a debate, I just wanted to say that I'm thinking about it, and wanted to see if there were any other ladies on here that are planning on doing the same thing or have opted out in the past?