Dear Ms. Goer,
I am having my first baby in China and they do things very differently here. Their medical training is very out dated and they don't seem to be able to comprehend informed concent, and deffinatley not informed refusal.
Today my doctor wanted to do a No Stress Test on the baby. I'm 27 weeks. I don't really feel that it is nessisary as the baby is very healthy and active. She insisted that after 36 weeks I needed a no stress test every week till the baby was born. When I refused today she said I was a bad patient and that I had to do it next time. I'm wondering if I should let them do just one so they leave me alone. I don't intend to let them do 3 or 4 that's for sure.
ALSO, she wants to take another blood test. I asked what for and she said to check my blood type and my liver and kidney function. I reminded her that we have already taking two blood tests and tested those things. she said said that they (the liver and kidney fuction) can change towards the end of the pregnancy and if I don't take the tests now I have to take them when I come in for the birthing.
I haven't even read anything about ANOTHER blood test. Is this standard (or maybe it was in the past?) is it true that these things can change? I'm not against the needles to having a blood test. but I am agains needless tests that just rack up the medical bills.
Again I am contemplating just letting them do it to avoid drama at the birthing but I'm so tired of them bossing me around and telling me nothing as if they own my body and I have no say.
Thank you so much for you kind and informed advice. I take you book with me to every doctor's visit and I'm thinking about giving a copy to my doctor.
Thank you again.