(Closed) AMA pregnant women (>35!)

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Ladies over 35, what tests do you plan to have/did you have?
    All of them (Nuchal, CVS, Amnio) : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Just CVS (and Nuchal) : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Just Amnio (and Nuchal) : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Not sure yet : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Nuchal only : (6 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m not quite there yet (next year!), but I’m glad to hear they call it AMA now, and not geriatric pregnancy anymore!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We just had the nuchal and that wasn’t a choice so I didn’t vote.  We weren’t planning on having the amnio regardless of the nuchal but our negative results made it unnecessary anyway.

    Post # 6
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    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m 35 and we didn’t do any of those tests.  It wouldn’t have made a difference for us though.  

    Post # 7
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    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Sunchick19:  I think I am going to do what you are doing. Or at least that is the plan for now. 

    Post # 9
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    9143 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    35 is considered AMA!?! F me!  If we have more than one child I will definitely be 35 during that pregnancy.

    That said, my mom had my little sister at 39/40.  She had the amnio and nuchal done.  What was nice about the amnio was that we were 100% of the baby’s sex because you get the DNA chromosome report.  My mom really wanted to make sure that if the baby had any issues that they arrange for a pediatrician who specialized in the genetic disease to be on standby for when she gave birth because in some cases the babies need surgery right away.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Plus, there are support groups for parents that you can join and those parents know a lot and can guide you through the process of making sure your child gets the best care possible despite their genetic disease.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Sunchick19:  My doctor said anything that can be seen on the screening tests can be detected during the anatomy scan.  That’s why we didn’t do them.  We knew we’d find out eventually anyway.  

    Post # 13
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    AMA lady here. I am 35 and just got my BFP a week ago. I am still not really sure what tests I will have to take. I see my doctor next week and I guess go from there.

    I am curious about what tests I will have to take now that I didnt have to when I had my daughters at a younger age aside from the amnio. I am scared to death of it. 

    Post # 14
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    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Mrs.Jansen:  Is the amnio mandatory if you are over 35? I hope not! (Still 34 and pregnant with #1, but we want to try for #2 in a couple of years.)

    My coworker told me that she was 35 with her second and the main difference was that they treated her as a “high risk” pregnancy, so she was monitored more closely.

    That being said, we decided to do the nuchal/blood work because it gave us a chance to see the little peanut at around 12 weeks. I’m a worry wart and needed to see that baby was still there and moving.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Sunchick19:  Yes, that’s what they used to call it.  Isn’t it just terrible?  Way to make you feel old as dirt!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have a neighbor lady who delivered a healthy baby girl in the kitchen of her home with her husband and ambulance personal. She never once went to the Dr’s to get any bloodwork, scans, or tests done – she has anxiety the way it is and didn’t want the testing results to influence her decisions for her child. Some may find this risky/ dangerous but she was 44 yrs. old when she delivered her little girl.The baby is perfectly fine – mom did great. Was her first baby too – baby was born in 1 hour and 20 minutes after her water broke. All I could say was, “WOW!” She delivered all natural.

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