(Closed) Other pg ladies of Advanced Maternal Age?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@cjfs:  Hi, its me. I know just how you feel. That is why we went through with the CVS to know for sure and have piece of mind. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m 34 but will turn 35 a couple months before giving birth.  also my first, just got my bfp 2 days ago.  i am a little nervous.  the definition of AMA is something i’m interested in.  Some pages online don’t really clarify, one place i read is over 35 at the time of birth.  it might be important because that page said the CVS test is often covered by insurance for women who are over 35 at birth, and i think i want that test. i’ll investigate it with my insurance.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didnt want to do that blood work and nt scan and went straight to the CVS because the CVS is accurate and the other tests are not. I chose the CVS because I dont like the idea of having a needle going through my belly plus the CVS is done much earlier than the Amnio. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@CuriousOne:  I would do that test all over again. It brings so much peace of mind and now I can enjoy my pregnancy. It was covered by my insurance too. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Jansen:  Thanks.  i read that the cvs can be done either through the cervix or through the abdomen, so i guess you chose the cervical option?  did it hurt much?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m thinking positive thoughts for you all!  I won’t TTC until I am 35 (next year) so hopefully I will be in the same “advanced maternal age” category then.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@CuriousOne:  It is nornally done vaginal but if the placenta is not located near your vaginal entrance than they go, you cant choose. 

@cjfs:  We can opt out if we have the CVS or Amnio because its for the same outcome except that the CVS or Amnio are more accurate. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not pregnant nor of AMA, but I just wanted to say good luck to all you ladies! Try not to get too worried (I know I’m going to be worried once I find out I’m pregnant regardless of age) but I know stress only makes pregnancy worse!  I wish you all healthy pregnancies!!! (AND BIRTHS!)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@love108:  Thank you 🙂 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My Mom was 48 when she had me, she actually thought she was in menopause at the time. SURPRISE! All my siblings are 17 to 22 years older than me. I came out perfectly fine!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am 35 and pregnant with our first.  We did the nuchal and nothing else other than routine ultrasounds.  Everything is perfect with no markers for anything abnormal so we aren’t worried.  We decided not to have the other tests done because it wouldn’t have changed anything– we wouldn’t have aborted the pregnancy regardless– so it didn’t make sense for us.  Totally your call though and I wouldn’t give advice on that matter.  Otherwise, I think my pregnancy has been very standard.  Maybe I have a few more aches and pains than a 20 year old would… Being 35 and having had a car accident a few years back, I already had back issues before getting pregnant.  But otherwise I don’t think my age has affected anything.  My grandmother had my mom when she was 40 and my great aunt had her daughter — a whoops baby– the year she turned 50!! Crazy! Best of luck to you!   Having a baby at any age is a wonderful thing! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was 36 when we conceived, and I’m 37 now – due in April. Darling Husband will be 43. I got pregnant on our first cycle trying.

We chose to do a NT test, but the results were so comforting we’re not pursuing any more aggressive tests. We spoke with a genetic counselor for a good hour before the NT test, so we really felt we knew our risks and options.

Feeling great so far! 🙂

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