Merry Christmas - I'm pregnant

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Merry Christmas - I'm pregnant
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Sun, 12-27-2009 - 6:52pm

Well, it truly was a Christmas surprise, but now after the shock, happiness and awe, the fears creep in. What tests, issues, etc. What can happen? Do I really have horrible chances of having a child with Downs? Thank God my husband and I agree on a plan, but it's terrifying! Shouldn't I be happy that I finally got pregnant? Just frazzled and happy to find a group with the same feelings!

Jeanne

Jeanne (40) DH - Anthony (42), bean? estimated 09/02/2010
Jeanne (40) DH - Anthony (42), bean? estimated 09/02/2010
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Sun, 12-27-2009 - 7:47pm

Hi Jeanne.

Carol, mom to 7

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Sun, 12-27-2009 - 8:34pm
Wow, I found out I was pregnant on Christmas day also.
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Registered: 08-02-2005
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 8:44am

Hi CCBrown,


It's nice to feel that there are others out there.

Jeanne (40) DH - Anthony (42), bean? estimated 09/02/2010
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Mon, 12-28-2009 - 6:23pm

I called and made my first appointment today.

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Registered: 08-02-2005
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 7:10pm

Hi!

I have my first appointment on Wednesday. I've been going to the same doctor for 20 years and, unfortunately, she doesn't deliver anymore. Even if I beg, plead and cry, she won't. However, she will refer me to someone she trusts and has promised me that she will be there to hold my hand when the day comes. Still, more stress.

Do any of you know if it's normal to feel a little tightning (kinda like cramps) about this time? I do not have spotting, just feel a little tight. Am I being paranoid already???

Jeanne (and her bean)

Jeanne (40) DH - Anthony (42), bean? estimated 09/02/2010
Jeanne (40) DH - Anthony (42), bean? estimated 09/02/2010
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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 11:34am

Congratulations Jeanne!! I found out a few days before Christmas too! God bless you and your precious baby!


Danielle

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Registered: 12-27-2009
Tue, 12-29-2009 - 8:03pm

Good Evening!


I certainly hope tight feelings, some cramping, and low back pain is normal because I have had all 3.

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Thu, 12-31-2009 - 4:21am
Hello and congratulations! And welcome to the board! What a Christmas pregnant! Cramping and lower back pain is common during early pregnancy so it sounds like things are progressing normally based on what you described you're feeling (of course I'm no medical expert, this is just my very humble opinion) : ). As far as testing, there are two tests and various screenings you can opt for. Your doc can probably explain each one of them to you or you can peruse through some older (and recent) posts about CVX and Amniocentesis (the two clinical tests that test for chromosomal disorders). I hope you'll keep us posted on your progress. Best wishes to you -- I hope you feel well.

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