AMA and high risk?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2008
AMA and high risk?
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Thu, 03-26-2009 - 1:48pm

So I've been hanging out at the November expecting club lately.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 2:24am
I have noticed that before too. Maybe they are saying high risk meaning a higher risk for birth defects not necessarily the pregnancy itself. I don't know, but that is kind of what I took from it when I saw similar posts.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 06-07-2008
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 7:43am

Hi,


My doctor did put me at high risk due to my "AMA."

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-02-2007
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 10:53am

Hi I think the "high risk" label is put on too many women especially by dr's.

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Registered: 10-15-2007
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 2:22pm

I delivered just shy of 40 (thinking of another one, so lurking)

I just wanted to say, my 39 yo pregnancy was so much easier than my 36 yo pregnancy. And no one called me AMA (maybe it was in the file, but no face to face).

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-05-2008
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 3:22pm
I think the technical, clinical

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2009
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 3:30pm

My OB never even really wanted to call me AMA and I was 45.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2008
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 4:04pm

I am all for extra care and monitoring, but I guess what bugs me is the notion that solely because you're pregnant and past a certain age you're automatically high risk.

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Sat, 03-28-2009 - 1:26am

Birth used to be a life event.