New to board - results from nuchal u/s

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-02-2007
New to board - results from nuchal u/s
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 8:48am

I just found this board, on recommendation from someone on the August 2008 expecting club. So cool. I'm 43, this is my first.

I just did my nuchal ultrasound and quadruple screen. I started with a 1/30 chance of Downs strictly because of my age, and the geneticist said that after my testing I ended up with a 1/600 chance. So she called that normal. But I'm still thinking I'll do the amnio.

Still, I find it frustrating that they calculate age into everything. I wonder what my results would have been if they left that out of the equation, after testing?

I need to write a longer intro here somewhere, as I'm also finding that due to the boyfriend's ambivalence about having (another - for him) child, I seem to be a single mom.

Basically, I'm just very glad to find a bunch of women who are also over 40 here!



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Registered: 05-16-2007
Sun, 02-24-2008 - 12:31am

HI Welcome aboard!!!!

Congratulations on your baby news.

Yep we are a bunch of over 40 woman having or had a baby recently. I was happy when I found the board. and I found it by accident looking for information about being prego over 40. And look I ended up the community leader.. Anyway. congrats and welcome.

I didnt do any testing with my pregnancy so my odds stayed at 1 in 40.. so one in 600 would have been awesome to me. I couldn't have an amnio, it just seemed so much like being abducted my aliens with that needle in the belly thing.. gives me the shivers... LOL

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Sun, 02-24-2008 - 3:36am

hello Iris

I'm 43 and expecting my 2nd at the beginning of September.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2007
Tue, 02-26-2008 - 3:14pm
Congratulations on your first baby!



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