With my first two pregnancies I did not get the std tests or the penta screening. They didn't ask me about the std testing this time (first time beginning a pregnancy at this office) and just did it with my first set of blood work. I will pass on the penta screening though. Anyone else pass on tests? And why?
I usually skip the std test for 2 reasons. First, I know I don't have any. DH and I both waited till we were married to have sex, and I know that neither of us have been unfaithful. Second, I hate needles and getting blood taken so the fewer vials they have to take the better! I pass on the penta screening because I don't know of any risk factors in either of our family's, again I hate needles, we wouldn't terminate the pregnancy if there were a problem, and I know there are a lot of cases where they say there could be a problem but there isn't. I don't want to spend half the pregnancy worrying.