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|Thu, 06-24-2010 - 12:25am|
Hi everyone...I am new to this board, and very happy to be here!
I am 41 and just took a pregnancy test on Monday, which was positive. Wow! My husband of almost 15 years and I had only within the past three or four months decided "not to try, but not to not try either." We have been the two of us for so long, and just wanted to let nature take its course. This is the first time I've ever seen a positive pregnancy test before and while not unexpected, it was kind of shocking to see!
I know it's still early, so we are "cautiously excited" at this point. I know that many of you can probably relate. My last period began on May 21, so that means I will be five weeks on Friday. I'm lucky in that I've always been very healthy, and am being super-healthy now! Taking a good prenatal with lots of folic acid, staying away from sugar and processed foods, eating lean meats and fresh fruits and veggies, and drinking lots of water.
I just started a new job and my insurance won't kick in until right around my 14th week, so my first prenatal visit will be out of pocket. I'm trying not to stress too much about this, as it sounds like some of the more expensive procedures (like amnio and AFP screening) are not done until the second trimester.
Speaking of testing, is there anyone here who has opted out of testing? I would like to learn as much as I can about my options as early as possible.
I look forward to reading more of everyone else's stories as we progress in our pregnancies! (Who said that "over 40" was too old? No way!)