Hoping the Ultrasound Tech is Accurate - And Baby Gender News!

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Hoping the Ultrasound Tech is Accurate - And Baby Gender News!
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Wed, 10-06-2010 - 4:53am

WoW....a new look to the site...all the iVillage photo logos remind me of the Home Depot logo. Note to self...get photo uploaded pronto.

So, we had our Level II ultrasound yesterday. About me...I have insurance coverage - but only the castastropic kind with high deductibles. And of course they don't even think about covering maternity. My husband's company offers paltry insurance - a whopping $1200 monthly premium for a family of three (soon to be four) and a $6000 deductible before they pay anything out! That's a yearly total of $20K after taxes for insurance alone...whatta rip.

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Registered: 08-19-2010

I forgot to say - congrats on

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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I just had my nuchal/nasal free beta and papp test. Here is what I was told- it did cut my risk (I will be 10 days away from 45 when I deliver) way down- to 95% for this first trimester screening but that's only a screen. They have had one baby in 1800 first trimester screens slip through the cracks (baby was born with down's) and one women who had no first trimester soft markers have 2 show up in second trimester so they suggested an amnio and sure enough the baby had down's. I had an amnio with my last one at age 37 and I'm the type that wants to know even though my little one looks perfectly healthy as well. The place I went to only does genetic testing screening the they have not had one miscarriage from amnio in over 5 years but the doctor (Dr. Paul Wexler) has done over 16,000 amnios which is more than a regular OB/GYN or even perinatologist so I feel relaxed/calm about it. They don't suggest quad test as age skews the results but the free beta and papp are not age related data so that test doesn't become skewed like the quad screen. it's also more accurate. Quad screen I was told is old paradigm.

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Cole is a great

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Congratulations on your little boy Renee!!!

-carrie  IAmPregnant Ticker
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His first name is Cole as that is the name we had picked out for daughter if she were a boy. We are thinking of Brooks as a middle name as that is my husband's middle name. But he is still on the fence about that.

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Hi Renee, I don't have much in the way of advice about diagnostic tests. My personal preference was to skip all of them (amnio, CVS etc.) except for the standard ultrasounds... just because I thought signing up for them, for me, would only amount to more anxiety, not less....

But I want to congratulate you on your little boy!! Have fun making lists of names! -- or do you have a name chosen already?

Molly