How many times did you have blood work done?

So I have been wondering if the doctors should be doing more blood work. I have only had to draws done so far, I thought they would be doing allot more than that by now. How many times did you have blood drawn? they also do a urine screening every time I'm in for a visit did you're doc do this?

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    06/09/14
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    06/09/14
    DO you remember the trimester they did the sugar test done? I think I read they do it mid way through second trimester?
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    07/25/14
    I'm having my sugar test done at my next doctor's appointment. I will be in the first weeks of my third trimester.
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    06/09/14
    I was advanced maternal age as well...everytime I went the doctor felt the need to remind me.
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      06/09/14
      Okay, so what I'm gathering is the "healthier" you are the less they see the need to draw blood? I hope that doesn't sound offensive! I'm just worried that they aren't drawing blood and that something could happen... paranoia, gotta love it.
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      06/09/14
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      06/09/14
      It was this little stabby thing that jabbed into your pointer finger after they squeezed it a few times to get blood up there...it stings for a few minutes, but that's it. The take a few drops from it and check the iron count in a machine, or mix it with some kind of thing to tell if it's Rh- or not. My husband had to have his finger pricked for the Rh- one, too, since I was and they had to find out if he was (he wasn't, so I had to get another Rhogam shot).
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      07/25/14
      You just got pricked? Lucky. They took a whole vial from me.
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        06/09/14
        okay, thank you!
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          06/09/14
          I had 3 big blood draws but one big one at the beginning of my pregnancy and at the blood sugar testing. But I switched doctors a week before my son was born because my doctor was horrible. And she refused to send the results to the new doctor so he did tot again. But I did a urine test every visit.
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            06/09/14
            I had my blood drawn in the beginning three times to check levels... a urine screen at every visit since that is how they check your sugar and protein levels to make sure everything is okay. Twice for the glucose test. Once before and once after the test to check sugar. (I failed mine so got stuck four more times at the repeat), then I got my blood drawn every day while I was in the hospital before delievery (four days) and then each day I was in the hospital after delivery (four days).
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              06/09/14
              I can't actually remember! I feel like the pulled it almost every time, but the more I think, that doesn't sound right. I did have the urine test every time, though--that's for watching out for preeclampsia, I think.
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                07/25/14
                I had one at about 13 weeks, one about 20 weeks and one about 34 weeks, but that was a small one. 20 weeks they took about 6 vials I think, but they keep an extra eye on my blood sugar since I tend to have problems with it.
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                  07/25/14
                  I have had two prenatal visits so far. (I would have had more but there were some issues with my insurance) The first visit the nurse took three vials of blood. The second visit the nurse took four vials of blood.
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