(Closed) Journey of Pregnancy after Miscarriage and/or Infertility, Part 6

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 346
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Buzzing bee

Aqualov :  That is interesting.Yeah I am curious how that will work also…… I am surprised insurances are so difficult in nipt testing, when cvs, amnio, etc is costing them probably more.

Post # 348
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

JLBB-brooklyn : We were tested for CF and stuff like that, but not 300 disease and not TS. We discussed it, but I didn’t realize my dad was a carrier, and with my husband being so not Jewish, we didn’t think it was necessary. #stupid 

Post # 350
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Buzzing bee

arielmerms :  $140 is not bad at all. I will def check into that during our appointment (if dr thinks we can do the test with twins).

Anyone else not having symptoms? If ultrasounds didn’t show the beans, I would probably never know. Had mild sore breasts and some mild food aversions for a week at 6 weeks, other than that, absolutly nothing. It is freaking me out a bit. How do I feel nothing with 2???

Post # 351
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Aqualov :  Maybe unrelated, but at my OB appointment she asked me how old I would be on my due date, I told her the due date is 4 days after my 36 birthday. She then immediately started giving me all the statistics for the percentages of babys born with chromosomal abnormalities to women aged 36…. :/ I hope your insurance goes by the due date and you get NIPT covered!

Post # 352
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

solnishko1186 :  I didn’t have any symptoms except for tiredness, which only started around 8weeks. I go to bed around 9pm now instead of 10 or 11pm. I’ve had very few food adversions, no nausea and only a couple of times have strong smells got to me.

Post # 353
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ladies, regarding NIPT testing, I did Verify with my son and if insurance hadn’t covered it (it was covered since I was considered high risk due to my history of RPL) it would have been $99 out of pocket. I was told by my doctor that if insurance didn’t cover the test, the out of pocket cost would be $99, I hope the lab hasn’t changed this policy. Good luck!

Post # 354
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

arielmerms :  Yeah my dads family is Ashkenazi, moms is Irish Catholic so she’s not a carrier. We are only doing Tay Sachs since my dad is a carrier. My husband’s family is super not-Jewish (Irish, English, German), so the odds of him being a carrier for anything is really low. They say 1/250 for Tay Sachs in the general population. It would be so great if I’m not even a carrier and we don’t have to worry about it. 

solnishko1186 :  I didn’t have strong symptoms until 8 weeks, and then I started feeling pretty crappy. Week 10 was the worst – I was nauseous every day and lost 2 pounds. Week 11 seems to be a tad better, so I’m hoping it’s all downhill from here (knock on wood). 

 

Post # 355
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Bumble bee

solnishko1186 :  I understand–those risks scare me too. Maybe your doctor will be more open to NIPT. I think out of all of them MaterniT 21 is the most “accurate” for twins (just from my research). Supposedly Informaseq and Harmony can possibly work too, but none of the companies can give a definitive answer unfortunately. Try not to worry about waiting until 12 weeks. You’ll get to have your NT scan and possibly another appt with MFM so you should be getting a lot of appts in a short period of time 🙂 

AFM, had an appt today and had to check cervix length bc of braxton hicks and my cervix lengthened without any meds or anything! I upped my water intake and eased up on my workouts. Hoping it stays this way way for awhile bc the conversation about possible preterm labor was not fun. 

Post # 356
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Busy bee

leahdany :  Congrats mama! Enjoy your beautiful rainbow!

Post # 357
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Just had 2 vials on blood taken for the cell free DNA (Counsyl) test. Crossing my fingers we might get the results before Labor Day!

Post # 358
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

JLBB-brooklyn :  Nice! What made you choose that over the regular first trimester screen? Im debating whether it’s worth paying $400 for the extra few percentage points accuracy when we already did PGS… Thoughts?

Post # 359
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

RunnerBride13 :  just wanted to say something because it might be helpful to somebody.  I’m part Ashkenazi, so I got tested for Tay Sachs (and the full Jewish panel).  

Chances are that your husband isn’t a carrier for anything.  My fingers are crossed that you have a healthy baby!  

But you are misinformed that Irish Catholics aren’t at an increased risk for Tay Sachs.  Ashkenazi Jews, Cajuns and French Canadians have the highest carrier rate at about 1/27.  The Irish also have an increased frequency at 1/50.  This isn’t just a Jewish disease.  In fact, most babies born with Tay Sachs nowadays do not have any Jewish ancestry.

Post # 360
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

RunnerBride13 :  hi! I conceived via IUI so no PGS testing was done. I did the Councyl blood test because it isn’t an either or at my practice. I have an NT scan scheduled for 9/9, my doctor encouraged me to get both. Also, I am 35 now and will be four days into 36 on my due date. This means insurance covers the cell free DNA test. I had called my insurance previously and they told me it would be a $30 copay for the test. All my other prenatal visits, testing, scans, ect are covered at 100%. So for me it was a no brainer and not a difficult choice at all. 

as a side note, I have a cousin, 1 year older than me, with Downs. We want to know if there are any potential abnormalities as soon as we can.

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