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January 13th, 2014, 09:52 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: VT, USA
I had my first OB appointment today. After the pelvic exam the dr said that everything seems to be right on target with the dates I gave her and scheduled me for an ultrasound next week. She suggested that because I'm considered "advanced maternal age" that I should have the First Trimester Screen which is a combo of an u/s and blood test to check for chromosome abnormalities. I'm on the fence. While I was pregnant with my son they found a "bright spot" on his heart which is a marker for Down Syndrome. As a result they did bloodwork and my risk (3 years ago) was EXTREMELY low- lower than someone in their 20's. No matter the results I wouldn't abort... but if there IS something wrong I'd like to know so that I can prepare.
Has anyone else had these done?
Proud mom of 2 beautiful children (and one on the way!), Desiree (3) and Austen (2). Desiree has autism but that just adds to her sparkle.
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