just wonder whether to have in a week or so is all getting bit medicalised - not saying i don't want but i was supposed 2 b homebirth and peaceful instead is all drugs, needles, tests, bp checks and god knows...
they tried to do this for dd3 btu she failed due to crying. She is nearly 6wks and has an appointment for next week. Would have been easier if she had passed the hospital one as now have to go with all 4 dc next week and she is much more alert now so will prob fail again
Dd didn't have hers in hospital as had her in a different county from where we live and they didn't do the nnewborn test at the time. Was more of a hassle having it done when she was a few weeks older and more alert.
If you get a pass, then I think you can be pretty sure there isnt a problem, but if the baby fails, there are a lot of reasons why that might be. So I would probably let them do it, but try not to worry if the baby fails. Or if you are planning on staying in hospital maybe get them to do it later today/tomorrow.
I'd have it done now - it's much more of a faff to drag yourself out to a clinic a few weeks down the line, plus they have to be quiet for the test, so it's harder if you have to prise them out of buggies/cars.
We were discharged from hospital within a couple of hours so went to get it done about a week later. But if they are offering to do it there I'd take them up on it; it's not intrusive and can be done with the baby asleep, and it's one less thing you have to take care of in the first few days after being discharged.
I would have it done. Ds had it done when he was 4 days old. We didn't have a choice as he was in SCBU. They attached a load of wires and did it via a computer. He was asleep and didn't know anything about it.