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raindropsonroses Wed 03-Sep-08 01:24:23

at ante natal appointment.
I'm expected to tip out said sample and rinse for my next appointment as they don't give out new ones anymore...apparently.
Yuk!! I am not happy, but aibu?

solidgoldbrass Wed 03-Sep-08 01:28:23

Isn't there a sink in the room you could just tip it into? Or are you expected to carry it home on the bus?

(I do remember many years ago having to give a sample at my then GP's and carry the lidless, steaming pot back through the very crowded waiting room...)

hughjarssss Wed 03-Sep-08 01:30:39

I was expected to take my home as well. I just kept forgetting and leaving it on the desk .. by accident of course wink


raindropsonroses Wed 03-Sep-08 01:32:28

There appears only to be a sink for washing hands, so I get the pleasure of carrying it home.
I asked them about possible contamination, but they said it was fine.

solidgoldbrass Wed 03-Sep-08 01:39:05

Jeez, don't carry it home, tip into the nearest drain!

Tortington Wed 03-Sep-08 02:08:59

its only piss

your own piss at that


viva recycling.

MrsJohnCusack Wed 03-Sep-08 02:28:03

there must be a loo?!
and waht custy said

CNFT Wed 03-Sep-08 06:43:56

I'm assuming you had to transport it to the ante-natal appointment in the first place so what's the difference in taking it back home again?

If I was a midwife I don't think I'd want the piss of 25 women emptied down the sink I wash my hands in either.

PuppyMonkey Wed 03-Sep-08 06:51:16

I always had to do this. Use again and again. My first pregnancy was 12 years ago too. What's the big deal?

The tricky part is getting it in their in the first place imho... grin

hecate Wed 03-Sep-08 06:53:01

Oh well, I assume there must be toilets at the hospital/unit/gp. They all have loos for patient use (sometimes you need to ask for a key). Go in there and tip it out if it bothers you to take it home.

kitbit Wed 03-Sep-08 07:23:01

I thought you were meant to give a sterile sample each time? How can it be uncontaminated if there's likely to be soap in it???

And yes, why in the wink? Tip in the loo!

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 07:41:07

It only has to be completely sterile if it's sent off for analysis.

If it's just for the dip test, then rinsing out and reusing the same pot will be fine.

mm22bys Wed 03-Sep-08 07:47:37

Ummm tip it down the toilet instead of taking it home?

Do you mean they give you ONE urine pot at the start of your pregnancy, when you get to your antenatal clinic you put sample in pot, they test it for whatever, then you have to tip it out, take it home, then repeat the whole process next time you go you antenatal clinic?

What is our health service coming to?


CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 07:48:25

I always took home and re-used pot when seeing community midwife. Get over yourself.

naturalblonde Wed 03-Sep-08 07:52:51

I have to do that. Must admit I waa bit surprised but it's not really a big deal.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 03-Sep-08 07:55:37

our doctors surgery used to give us empty film (35mm) containers to put wee samples in.
I bought myself a proper one from chemist and washed it and reused but I'd caution people to give them a really good scrub as the MW towards the end of my pregnancy reckoned there can be traces of protein left,or something...

wem Wed 03-Sep-08 07:59:29

eh? what's the problem? I'm having to do this too. It's my first pregnancy and even I know I'll have to be dealing with a lot more than my own piss in a little plastic pot soon.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Sep-08 07:59:37

I've had 3 pregnancies and only ever had 3 pots in total.

It's not difficult, you rinse it out.

alkar Wed 03-Sep-08 08:01:59

YANBU I work in a lab and we would never do this. There is a risk of cross contamination. If they wont give you another then make sure you rinse the pot with boiling water.

sockmonkey Wed 03-Sep-08 08:04:14

I actually got a bit attatched to my little pots. Can't see the problem really.
I remember my Sis finding a pot still full in an old handbag, about 4 years down the line [yuck]

MarlaSinger Wed 03-Sep-08 08:05:37

I only had one pot, and a little bag to put it in. My midwife did empty it and rinse it out each time though. And I had a sample sent off from it.

YABU, it's only a bit of piss.

EyeballsintheSky Wed 03-Sep-08 08:07:21

I had to do this too. It did surprise me at first tbh. I had a special 'pisspot' toothbrush for cleaning it out as, after 30 odd weeks, rinsing wasn't enough blush

snookie28 Wed 03-Sep-08 08:08:16

I asked for mine back to reuse. just seemed such a waste to chuck out a plastic container everytime. i suppose having a toddler does make you more immune to the horrors of bodily fluids. what annoys me more is the shape of the container. my aim is not the best and trying to pee into a testtube shaped container is not a mess-free process

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 08:09:04

lol at 'pisspot toothbrush' grin.

Ronaldinhio Wed 03-Sep-08 08:09:22

Ours make you wee on a stick at the surgery and then bring it forth, dripping urine, for the mw's inspection.
YABU there is no dignity in pregnancy

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