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My name is Lenore (turned 35 in June) and I am currently pg with #3, due in April 2010 and after a m/c in March.
At my first ob appt this week, my ob asked me if I was going to have the nuchal test scan (for down's syndrome). I said Yes (I have had it done previously with my boys too), and his comment was 'Yes, well you are 35 now'. My response...'Yes..I am'. I mean what was I supposed to say... oh gee doc I actually forgot but thanks for reminding me that I'm in the higher risk category now??!
Now I can't get it out of my head and all I can think about is the next scan at 12 weeks. I don't want to be irrational about it but the time is going to drag I think.
Hi and welcome! I'm Caren (39 now) and a recent graduate of this board...my daughter will be 1 this Sunday. I like to check in now and again and hope to rejoin in the next year. Anyway, good luck with the NT scan and have a happy and healthy 8 more months!
hi Lenore, I am Faith. i am 38 and expecting #4 in May of 2010. i too will be having the NT scan but for other reasons not because of age. i just look at it as a chance to get en extra ultrasound. i dont think about the age thing because more and more women are waiting until they are older and more mature and ready before starting a family. my ob office is cool with it and hasnt really said anything negative about it. they do give me the facts that after 35 there are certain higher risks. i think they are obligated to inform you of these things but after they initially tell me they dont bring up the age thing again. well sorry to be so long winded but its my nature sometimes.
My children-Sarah 10/21/08, Miracle 10/18/06, Roland 10/21/95 and 5 angel babies 8/26/05, baby boy 6/3/07, 10/31/09, 2/3/11 and 12/12/11
Lenore, I understand about the doctor reminding you that you are over 35 and now high risk. One of the doctors at the ob practice emphasized that to me as well. Of course, she was also the one who didn't think I should gain more than five pounds over my pre pregnancy weight during the whole pregnancy so I just accepted that she has her opinion and I have mine. I have had a great pregnancy so far and even though I am 'older', I seem to have had as few problems as any one else in my DDC.
Hi I am going to be 37 at the end of the year and am currently ttc for baby # 3.
So what if we're all over 35 as long as we all have a healthy pregancy and baby.
I thought I really had it this time after 1 try but it seemed on tuesday af came to visit after all. I had all the pregnancy symptoms and was about to do a test in 2 days since my period was due on the 23rd. Then tuesday evening i saw af. I was really upset. then yesterday i thougt I saw a fetus on the toilet paper. I mean i have been ttc and had all of the symptoms but could it be I had a chemical pregnacy? i don't know. All i seem to think about is that. is there anything wrong with me and how do I get it out of my head? my dh says even if was a cp, what's going to change? nothing and plus I really don't know. Can someone helo me get this out of my head?