21 week appt. - why do I feel so OLD?
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|Wed, 07-07-2010 - 1:31pm|
Just got back from my 21 week appointment. All looked good, we heard the heartbeat again, and I even got my nasty orange colored sugar water for the glucose test I will have to take next time. But I have to say that every time I go to the OB, I come out feeling like an old lady. Because I'm 36, they're always talking about the baby's risks for genetic issues. Now I had the full screening which is supposed to identify 95% of Down's (and other issue) babies, and I screened negative. And I really feel this baby is OK. But I can't help it, every time I come out of one of these appointments, I spend an hour Googling Down's syndrome. And I never feel OLD outside of these damn appointments! I mean come on, is 36 really that old?? I know people who are 40 and just trying to have their first baby. My grandmother had 5 babies after age 31, the last one in her early 40's, and never had one with genetic problems.
Thanks for letting me vent!