question about test...

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Registered: 07-08-2008
question about test...
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Thu, 07-10-2008 - 3:19pm
i was wondering if it is normal for tests to be done when you are pg over 40? id be delivering at 42!! like will my dr automaticly suggest these test? i know for sure and so does dh that if there were problems or downs ect.. we would want to terminate.but the idea of amnio is just a little invasive for me. id go with anything else.id like to think everything if fine and will be ive allways had beautiful healthy babies and look way more 30 than 40, but....... what are the odds? gosh stuff like this will drive me nuts!what were you all told? did you do the tests? wich ones? im so glad i found this site!!!!!!

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Registered: 02-01-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 3:44pm

Based on what I've read from others on this board, some doctors are more aggresive regarding suggestions than others.

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Registered: 07-08-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 4:16pm
i really appreciate that info! thanks you so much

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 10:40pm

Hi, I am 40 and first time pregnant...6 weeks to go!

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Registered: 04-05-2004
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 11:35am

I won't repeat what some of the others have said about testing (you don't need to hear it 10 times)... but... as they said, your best bet is to talk with your doctor about your options.


If you want definitive results, then CVS and/or amnio will provide you with that info.

Dina

Mommy to Danny (12/21/04) and Hayley (12/02/08)!!! 

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Registered: 05-09-2008
Sat, 07-12-2008 - 8:46am

My Dr was one of the aggressive ones and frankly my first half of this pregnancy has been consumed with all the negativity.

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs