What testing, if any, did you get done (AFP, CVS, etc)

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What testing, if any, did you get done (AFP, CVS, etc)
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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 12:56pm

I went to my first OB appt. today and my next appt is in a month.

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We did non-invasive stuff like u/s and anything blood work. We did not choose anything invasive like amniotic since everything looked good and the egg was only 24 even though I was 38 at the time.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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I was wondering the same thing.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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We did the first trimster screen (bloodwork and nuchal measurement) and then that was integrated with the quad screen. Because maternal age figures in, the use the donor's birth year for the calculations.

I wish I had stopped at the FTS, bc risks were low, but the integrated screen gave higher risk (though still not slarming).

I didn't want to do anything invasive with a risk for loss.

 


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Thanks ladies for your input.

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Hey Spencer,

My doc doesn't really push the testing so I had to bring it up again today. I missed the first trimester screening CVS/nuchal measurement because honestly he never mentioned it at my last visit. Today, he did say I could get the quad screening done, but to keep in mind it is only a number for risk factor, and that is it. So, now I am contemplating doing the quad screening.

I had an amnio done with my last pregnancy due to AMA but I am still nervous about getting the quad screening since it seems to factor in so many things that I am afraid it will come back with a number that will alarm me..

Decisions, decisions,

Kristi
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I'm sorry that you missed out on the NT bc your doc didn't offer it. You may have chosen not to do it, but it should have been your choice!

I personally would be wary of the quad screen bc I've had bad experiences with it. But if you want to do screening and avoid invasive testing if possible, at this point it's the only option left.

Keep in mind, though, that with eggs from a younger donor, your baseline risk is going to be low, so maybe the testing isn't as critical.

Keep us posted!

 


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